Birther queen Orly Taitz compared herself to Nelson Mandela and Thurgood Marshall, claimed President Barack Obama could be deported and accused Obama's mother of fraud during a radio interview Tuesday morning.
Taitz, appearing on the Stephanie Miller Show, told the host that she plans to continue with her campaign to prove Obama was not born in the United States. When Miller suggested that she get "a new hobby," Taitz compared herself to the former South African president and the Supreme Court justice.
"I'm sure that is what was told to Nelson Mandela, and that went seven years," Taitz said. "That was something told to Thurgood Marshall."
When asked by Miller how she could compare herself to two leading black figures while hoping to see the country's first African-American president removed from office, Taitz was quick to deny any racial motives in her quest. She said she is motivated because she believes Obama is a "criminal" who is committing Social Security fraud.
Taitz, who lost a U.S. Senate campaign in California earlier this month, claimed that Monday's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court regarding Arizona's immigration law could lead to Obama's deportation. The court struck down parts of the law but upheld a section allowing Arizona police to review the papers of those stopped.
"He can't step in Arizona," Taitz told Miller. "He will be arrested and deported."
Taitz also accused Obama's mother, Ann Dunham, of welfare fraud by placing a birth announcement in a Honolulu newspaper following his birth. Taitz claimed that the birth announcement was not placed by a Honolulu hospital as has been reported, but instead by Dunham herself in an attempt to receive welfare benefits. She also claimed that Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his "posse" have discovered that thousands such cases exist in Hawaii through their investigation into Obama's birth certificate.
"They needed papers so the mother would get welfare benefits," Taitz said. "His mother -- and he admits to this -- was on welfare for years."
Taitz promised more information regarding the birther movement following the Democratic National Convention later this summer.
In an attempt to put birther theories like Taitz' to rest once and for all, the White House released the president's official long-form birth certificate last April.
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