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Michele Bachmann: 'First Thing' I Would Do In Presidential Debate Is 'Offer Birth Certificate'

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MICHELE BACHMANN BIRTH CERTIFICATE

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) recently signaled the first thing she would do in the premiere presidential debate of the next election cycle should she make a run for the White House.

Speaking to conservative radio host Jeff Katz in an interview last week, she said, "I think the first thing I would do in the first debate is offer my birth certificate so we can get that off the table."

Last month, the Tea Party favorite was asked about her stance on the birther issue during an appearance on ABC's "Good Morning America." Here's an excerpt of the exchange:

Stephanopoulos: You know, a sizable number of GOP primary voters still are questioning President Obama's faith and citizenship. Can you just state very clearly that President Obama is a Christian and he is a citizen of the United States?

Bachmann: Well that isn't for me to state, that is for the president to state. And I think that the president makes--

Stephanopoulos: Do you believe it?

Bachmann: When the president makes his statements I think they need to stand for their own.

After being pressed to more clearly define her position, Bachmann said that those who question whether the president was born in the U.S. should "take [him] at his word."

Bachmann is currently testing the waters for a potential presidential run. She has recently made trips to key primary states, including New Hampshire, where over the weekend she discussed her ambitions for the next election cycle.

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