By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org
HOUSTON – A pro-impeachment letter written by a congressman that has shown up on tea party and birther websites recently is not legitimate, according to his office.
A July 8 letter apparently signed by U.S. Rep. Kenny Marchant, R–Texas, which expresses sympathy with a constituent calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama, has been turning up on tea party-oriented sites and conservative message boards over the last 10 days.
After repeated mentions of impeachment, the letter cites “investigations underway in the House, the Senate, and at the FBI” regarding multiple recent administration scandals. “I am involved with and support these investigations…in order to hold them accountable. Namely, the President is under the most scrutiny and will have to face the truth of what we know to be fact in the many investigations.”
Aside from the giveaway illiterate phrasing, the paragraph is in boldface and highlighted.
“The letter floating around there was indeed altered from its original text and doctored-up,” Marchant’s legislative director, Scott Cunningham, wrote in an email. “We do not know who did this.”
The sites credit the letter to a poster using the name Dougster on a birther website called ObamaReleaseYourRecords.com.