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Birther Tim’s Big Day: Speaker Jones Now Highest Ranking Birther in Missouri History

Progress Missouri today hails Speaker Tim Jones the highest ranking birther in Missouri history as he prepares to preside over his first regular session of the General Assembly.  

To mark the occasion, Progress Missouri is encouraging Missourians to share their thoughts on this unfortunate moment in Missouri history at www.BirtherTimsBigDay.com.  

“The Speaker’s direct involvement in a federal birther lawsuit and his celebration of discredited birther theories well into 2012 tells Missourians everything they need to know about his judgment and critical thinking skills.” said Sean Soendker Nicholson, Progress Missouri’s Executive Director. “An apology and explanation from the Speaker about his role in the Taitz-led lawsuit and propagating of discredited conspiracy theories is long overdue.”  

Representative Jones was a lead plaintiff in a federal lawsuit against President Barack Obama in 2009 and 2010, alleging that President Obama is an illegal immigrant from Kenya. Jones’ attorney in the suit, Orly Taitz, has celebrated Jones’ rise to power as alleged evidence that their discredited conspiracy theories have mainstream support.  "I can’t be happier!” wrote Taitz on her website about Jones’ new role. “ My client in eligibility case...is now the Speaker of MO House of Representatives!”

Jones persists in his refusal to leave his disgraceful birther theories behind.  On July 17, 2012, Jones personally added the words, “Uh-oh. Here comes the Truth!!” to a Twitter message, and then provided a link sending followers to Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s discredited statement that President Barack Obama's birth certificate is “definitely fraudulent.”   

For more information, please visit: www.BirtherTimsBigDay.com.  

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