October 25th, 2011
09:58 PM ET
11 years ago

Perry sidesteps 'birther' question

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry may be ready to put the so-called birther issue to rest after it became an unnecessary footnote to the rollout of his flat-tax announcement.

At a news conference in South Carolina's capital Tuesday, the Republican presidential candidate was asked about a recent interview with Parade magazine in which he raised doubts about the authenticity of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate.

Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • Rick Perry