VIDEO: Vitter supports birther lawsuits

Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) says he supports lawsuits challenging President Barack Obama’s citizenship.

The Louisiana Republican told a town hall meeting on Monday that while he doesn’t have legal standing to bring a lawsuit, he supports others who do.

“I personally don’t have standing to bring litigation in court. But I support conservative legal organizations and others who would bring that to court. I think that is the valid and most possibly effective grounds to do it,” Vitter said in response to a question.

Vitter also said that he suspected the mainstream media wasn’t presenting the whole story on Obama’s birth certificate.

“I know all the information I’ve been able to get my hands on through the media. But obviously with the mainstream media as a filter, that’s not a whole lot,” he said.

Vitter did warn supporters, however, not to focus on Obama’s citizenship to the exclusion of fall elections.

“I think first and foremost, we need to fight the Obama agenda at the ballot box, starting this fall,” he said.

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