When asked about the 2012 video showing the then congressional candidate at an event calling for an inquiry into the citizenship of President Barack Obama, Meadows said that he "had addressed this to a dozen of times ".
"And frankly, it was not the way I should have answered the questions," Meadows told Capitol Hill on Thursday. "This is certainly not something that I support from the point of view of any racial connotation."
"I can tell you that whoever knows me knows that there is no racial bones in my body."
In 2012, Meadows was asked at an event: "If the president is not a naturally born citizen, he does not control the army. have, if you are sent to Congress, will you continue an investigation to find out if this guy is really a citizen and has the right to (this) authority? "
"Yes," answered Meadows. "If we do our job at the base, we will not have to worry about it, we'll be going home (Obama) to Kenya or wherever."
When the Washington Post asked Meadows in 2015 that he wanted such an investigation to be conducted as a member of the House's oversight committee, Meadows said he would not do it.
"I do not even remember that quote," said Meadows then. "Obviously, I'm different from that."
"It does not apply to anything I'm doing now," he added.
On Wednesday, Meadows introduced Lynne Patton, a Black woman who works at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, to an audience with Michael Cohen, Trump's former personal attorney, to counter the assertion of the witness that Trump was racist.
"It's not because someone has a person of color, a black person who works for her, that she's not racist," Tlaib said. "And it's foolish that some even say – the fact that someone uses an accessory, a black woman in the House, in this committee, is one racist alone."
Meadows then asked committee chair Elijah Cummings to withdraw his remarks from the record. Cummings, who is African-American and said at one point that Meadows was "one of her best friends," asked Tlaib if she wanted to clarify her remarks.
Tlaib later stated that it was "a racist act" but that she did not call Meadows racist.
Meadows then replied that her nieces and nephews are "people of color".
"To indicate that I asked someone who is a personal friend of the Trump family, who worked for him, who knows that particular person, that she's coming to become an accessory, it is racist to suggest that I ask him to come here for this reason, "he added.