WASHINGTON (JTA) — The founder of the "birther movement" sought Republican Jewish support for her candidacy for California secretary of state.
Orly Taitz attended the Republican Jewish Coalition’s California division’s annual "summer bash" last weekend.
Taitz has earned notoriety for heading the movement based on the false assertion that President Obama was not born in the United States. She has been censured in court while representing troops who refuse to take orders from the "de facto" president, as she calls Obama.
Matt Brooks, the RJC director, described her as among "over 700 people there." He said her presence on the program as a "special guest" was simply a courtesy to declared candidates planning on attending. She was not allowed to speak or distribute literature, he said.
Taitz, who was born in Moldova, lived for a time in Israel.