Senate committee calls for Obama statue in his birth state

  • FILE--In this Jan. 4, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama greets people on the tarmac before boarding Air Force One at Honolulu Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, in Honolulu as he travels back to Washington after his annual family vacation. A state Senate committee in Hawaii is calling for a statue of former President Barack Obama to be erected in the state where he was born. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file)
  • FILE--In this Jan. 1, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama waves to people along the 18th green at Mid-Pacific County Club in Kailua, Hawaii. A state Senate committee in Hawaii is calling for a statue of former President Barack Obama to be erected in the state where he was born.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file)

HONOLULU — A state Senate committee on Tuesday called for a statue of former President Barack Obama to be erected in the state where he was born.