Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii) said on Tuesday that a portion of a House resolution commemorating Hawaii's 50th anniversary as a state was designed to put "birthers" who question President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaOvernight Energy: Dems ask Pruitt to justify first-class travel | Obama EPA chief says reg rollback won't stand | Ex-adviser expects Trump to eventually rejoin Paris accord Overnight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand Ex-US ambassador: Mueller is the one who is tough on Russia MORE's citizenship "on the spot."

The resolution included a passage that listed Obama's birthday and birthplace within Hawaii. "We were able to put them on the spot," Abercrombie said in reference to the "birthers."

The Hawaii Democrat called the "birther" movement "part of the pathology that is now operating based of course on race and deep seated animosity toward the fact that a progressive African-American could be elected president."

Abercrombie added that he was glad respond to questions about Obama's citizenship "as part of the celebration of the 50 years of statehood."

Abercrombie used Twitter to publicize his remarks on the resolution:
[Utterli] http://bit.ly/7EXCM Aloha! It's Neil, I just posted an Utter. Please click this link:

"We're gonna be dealing with this phenomenon," added Abercrombie.

Cross-posted to the Twitter Room.