A Missouri House committee passed a bill that brings up controversy surrounding the current president's citizenship.
Wrap: After hearing questions about President Obama's citizenship, the House Election Committee passed a bill that would require presidential candidates to prove their citizenship to be on the Missouri ballot.
The bill sponsor says the measure is a response to controversy surrounding the current president.
St. Louis County Democrat Representative Stacey Newman voted against the bill. She says it’s a silly piece of legislation.
|Description: “When we get their names from the general election, their qualifications are certified by both the RNC and DNC, and then sent to every sectary of the state.”|
The bill passed the committee with a vote of 7-2. The bill now moves to the House floor.
Reporting from the Capitol, I'm Ruohan Xu.