Celebrity journalist Mike Evans told Minnesota’s KQRS radio last week that his friend, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie, has been unable to find President Barack Obama’s birth certificate despite an intensive search.
A group of conspiracy theorists known as “birthers” have long claimed that Obama is constitutionally ineligible for the presidency because he was actually born in Kenya. Abercrombie, an old friend of Obama’s family, made headlines last month when he announced that he was trying to figure out how he could release more explicit documentation of the president’s birth in order to permanently defuse the issue before the 2012 elections. He quickly abandoned his search, however, due to state laws that prevent private documents from being revealed.
“There is nothing more that Gov. Abercrombie can do within the law to produce a document,” Abercrombie’s spokeswoman told reporters on Friday. “Unfortunately, there are conspirators who will continue to question the citizenship of our president.”
According to Evans, who claims that Abercrombie has been his friend “for decades,” the Hawaii Democrat revealed to him “there is no Barack Obama birth certificate in Hawaii, absolutely no proof at all that Obama was born in Hawaii.”