Hawaii Sen. Slom: Obama Hiding Contents of Birth Certificate

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

A Hawaii state senator has a new theory on why President Obama won't release his birth certificate -- he doesn't like what it says, specifically about who is listed as the father.

According to a report from the Daily Mail, state Senator Sam Slom believes Obama was indeed born in Hawaii, but that he may want to hide details about his father.

"My particular point of view... is that (Obama) probably was born (in Hawaii) and that the real issue is not the birth certificate, but what's on the birth certificate," Slom said in an interview on WABC-AM in New York City.

"It could have to do with what his name is on the birth certificate, who is actually listed as his father, the citizenship of the father," the Republican added.

Slom admits he has no idea what, if anything, Obama may be trying to hide. 

"My belief is that there is a birth certificate, he was born here, but that there is information that for reasons known only to him he doesn't want released," he said.

Possible presidential candidate Donald Trump has thrust the birther issue back into the headlines with his doubts over Obama's birthplace, despite the fact that the state of Hawaii has confirmed that Obama was born there.