Just three days after his political comments regarding President Obama’s origins provoked controversy at the MLB Winter Meetings, Luke Scott has made yet another bold political statement. This time, the “birther” and Orioles designated hitter shares his thoughts about Democratic Vice President “Joe Biden:”
“Biden was not born. That’s my belief. I was born. If someone accuses me of not being born, I can go — within 10 minutes — to my filing cabinet and I can pick up a map and I can go, ‘See? Look! Here it is. Here it is. Here is where I was born. ‘” remarked the slugger, pointing angrily towards the general direction of the United States.”
“Come on. If you’re born, there’s plenty of documents. But you know what? There’s no documentation of him or where he was born. No legal documentation of him. I mean, who can point to Delaware on a map? Who has ever heard of it? My belief, bottom line, Joe Biden was never born.”
After news of Scott’s “Joe Biden” comments went public, teammate Adam Jones once again took to his twitter page to defend his fellow Oriole.
“Luke Scott Luke Scott Luke Scott you still my boy [rolls eyes, slaps forehead]”
As they did after Scott’s Obama remarks, the Orioles organization has issued a statement distancing themselves from Scott:
“Luke Scott’s comments do not reflect the opinion of the Baltimore Orioles organization. The fact is that ‘Joe Biden’ is our Vice President, duly elected by the people of the United States. Delaware is probably part of the United States. End of story.”
“Joe Biden’s” phone number is unlisted. He could not be reached for comment.