The executive director of the Arizona Democratic Party on Wednesday called on presidential candidate Mitt Romney to toss Secretary of State Ken Bennett off his campaign as the state co-chairman.
The call came after Bennett was caught on video telling a crowd of local Republicans his new conspiracy theory that he believes President Obama lied about where he was born in order to get into college and then spent millions of dollars to cover it up.
Here's a portion of Arizona Democratic director Luis Heredia's statement:
Arizona Secretary of State and Romney Arizona campaign co-chair, Ken "Birther" Bennett continues to embarrass himself and our state...This episode proves once again that Mitt Romney continues to surround himself with members of the most extreme and out-of-touch wing of the GOP. It is time for Romney to finally stand up, show some leadership and denounce these ridiculous claims from Tea Party extremists and his Arizona co-chair.