During an interview of NBC’s “Meet the Press” news talk show on Sunday, Speaker of the House John Boehner said that while he believes that President Barack Obama is a U.S. citizen and a Christian, he added that isn’t his responsibility to persuade people who questioned Obama’s origin and religion. (see video below)

I believe that the president is a citizen. I believe the president is a Christian. I'll take him at his word, said Boehner. David, it' not my job to tell the American people what to think. The American people have the right to think what they want to think. Our job is to listen to the American people.

After showing a video of an Iowa Republican focus group in which some people said they think Obama is Muslim,. NBC host David Gregory asked as speaker of the House, as a leader, do you not think it's your responsibility to speak out against that kind of ignorance?