Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie 'Birthers' Seeks State Policy Changes
By: Kara Gilmour
Published: Dec 25, 2021
Hawaii governor Neil Abercrombie 'birthers' seeks state policy changes. Hawaii has had enough of the birthers and so has governor Neil Abercrombie. He says the critics who suggest that Mr. Obama's mother slipped off to Kenya to give birth are engaging in a "demonological fantasy."
Governor Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii, who befriended President Obama's parents when they were university students in the United States, has been in office for less than three weeks.
However, he is so incensed over "birthers" -- the conspiracy theorists who assert that Mr. Obama was born in Kenya and was thus not eligible to become president -- that he is seeking ways to change state policy to allow him to release additional proof that the president was born in Honolulu in 1961.
"It's an insult to his mother and to his father, and I knew his mother and father; they were my friends, and I have an emotional interest in that," Governor Abercrombie said in a statement. "It's an emotional insult. It is disrespectful to the president; it is disrespectful to the office."
Neil Abercrombie said he has initiated conversations with the state's attorney general and the chief of its Health Department about how he can release more explicit documentation of Mr. Obama's birth on Aug. 4, 1961, at Kapiolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital.
The debate continues, even after White House efforts to prove that Obama's Certificate Of Birth is authentic, but Abercrombie wants to confirm it and is growing serious. "I'm going to take care of that," he said, though he acknowledged that they would be difficult to convince.