February 24th, 2010
02:16 PM ET
12 years ago

McCain links opponent to 'birthers' in Web video

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/02/24/art.mccain.identity.youtube.jpg caption=" A new McCain Web video targets challenger J.D. Hayworth."]Washington (CNN) - Sen. John McCain's campaign released a Web video Wednesday linking challenger J.D.Hayworth to prominent "birthers" Orly Taitz and Phil Berg.

The McCain video features comments from Taitz, Berg and Haworth in succession that question President Obama's citizenship. The narrator then asks, "What's the difference between these people? Only one is running for the U.S. Senate."

J.D. Hayworth, a talk-show host and former Arizona congressman, raised questions about President Obama's citizenship in an interview with CNN's Campbell Brown earlier this month.

Hayworth, who has billed himself as the "consistent conservative," later disavowed those comments and said, "I believe that Barack Obama is an American citizen," and "Barack Obama is the President of the United States."

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soundoff (128 Responses)
  1. Jay

    JD Hayworth - teabagger, loudmouth, birther flip-flopper. All he needs now is Sarah Palin's kiss-of-death endorsment to seal John McCain's victory. Of course, we are talking about a political race in Arizona, where most of the non-native population has fried their brains by standing to long in the sun.

    February 24, 2010 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  2. Chris D.

    Arizona, needs a DEM to represent the state...........

    February 24, 2010 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  3. Steph

    Orly Taitz looks like a character in a Hitchcock film or an evil villian in an old James Bond movie. What's up with her hair?!?! I mean I know she's completely crazy, but seriously!

    February 24, 2010 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
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