“Birther” Disrupts Congress
A woman doubting the natural born citizen status of US President Barack Obama disrupted a reading of the American Constitution during the Thursday morning opening of the US Congress.
“Except Obama! Except Obama!,” shouted the woman, after Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., read the passage from the US Constitution that says “no person, except a natural-born citizen, or a citizen of the United States” is eligible for the presidency.
“Help us, Jesus!,” the woman cried out.
The woman, later identified as Theresa Cao of New York, was removed from the chambers by Capitol police.
Cao, 48, was arrested on charges of unlawful conduct, disruption of Congress. She was processed at Capitol Police headquarters and released.