Skip to comments.Vulnerable Senate Dem open to legislation ending birthright citizenship
Posted on 10/30/2018 7:18:57 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
Sen. Joe Donnelly, the vulnerable Democratic candidate running for reelection in Indiana, said he was open to looking at legislation that would end birthright citizenship during a Tuesday debate.
"Im the only person on this stage who voted three times for a border wall. I voted against sanctuary cities. Ive stood for secure borders with John McCain when in 2013, we passed legislation that would have provided an additional 20,000 border agents to the border," he said when asked about birthright citizenship.
"I heard you say that Lindsey Graham is going to put legislation forward" to rescind the law, Donnelly continued. "We have to take a look at that legislation." "Id want to see that legislation, make sure it was constitutional and review it first," he added.
Donnelly's Republican opponent Mike Braun also declined to commit his support to one side of the issue, but said that "if Lindsey Grahams introducing it, it will be something I take a look at."
President Trump made his intentions to use an executive order to end birthright citizenship known in an interview aired Tuesday. Legal experts quickly almost unanimously said that such a move would be unconstitutional and challenged in court.
Senate Judiciary Committee head Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said Tuesday that changing birthright citizenship would take a constitutional amendment.
Recent polling of the Indiana Senate race gives Braun with a slim lead within the margin of error ahead of the Nov. 6 election.
Donnelly's campaign did not immediately respond to The Hill's request for comment.
is he in trouble or what
He’d never stand up to Schumer and break ranks.
Nice try—that sounds nice. But his lips are moving...and we all know what that means coming from a Democrat in Congress.
Sounds kinda desperate to me.
He’d never stand up to Schumer and break ranks.
Interest iui ng discussion on this topic on Fox News Ingraham now. They convinced me that the Constitution has two requirements, not just born here.
Braun has been playing a very effective ad, informative and humorous.
It’s an election year.
Same here. He’s lying. Probably the only Dummycrat who went along with these “crazy rightwing stuff like border walls” was Manchin who voted for Kavanaugh...because he has an agenda.
Ive stood for secure borders with John McCain when in 2013, we passed legislation that would have provided an additional 20,000 border agents to the border,
Build the wall instead. You don’t have to pay a lifetime pension for a wall.
The only times Donnelly has ever voted outside of Schumer and Reids wishes, is when his “aye” vote would not change the outcome.
Odd that he is running his campaign claiming to be the Trumpiest of the 3 candidates
Believe this lying scumbag sob and I’ll sell you some prime property in Mexico Beach FL...
It should be easy to find the records of the original debates to see exactly what the law was intended to do.
How might this be any different than all the Republicans who swore they would repeal Barkycare the first chance they got, swearsies!
The 14th Amendment doesn’t apply to Foreigners. It just doesn’t. Anybody who tells you it does, is smoking their socks. Read what the guy who actually wrote it said.
I know that’s not how “they” have been operating in recent decades, but that doesn’t make it right or just or smart or sensible.
This is standard, boilerplate bullshit is what it is. If the judges get goofy, then Congress needs to impeach their ass. This should be routine and not cause for comment, probably. When was the last time a federal judge was impeached for pulling something out of his ass? So Congress says, “No, an XO can’t be used here, there’s got to be legislation.”
Well Golly FV&$@ing Gee guys, WTF have you been doing for the last, say 40 years while millions of people setup shop illegally? How much you want to bet these guys want to argue minutae for another 20 years?
Notice the chuckleheads on the TV claim the military can’t protect our borders either.
Pretty goddamn convenient “heads we win, tails you lose” everytime, huh? Yeah, it’s all right in there in the Constitution. Just ask the “experts”, they’ll ‘splain it all to ya.
“Ive stood for secure borders with John McCain when in 2013, we passed legislation that would have provided an additional 20,000 border agents to the border,”
What he voted for was an amnesty that would have spelled the end of the Republic.
It was only us voters of the VA-7 taking down the weasel Eric Cantor that saved the country.
They were scheduled to pass Rubio’s Gang of Amnesty bill the very next day using Democrat and Bush League Republican votes in the House.
So the question becomes -
....why is new legislation required to make a new law whose only purpose is addressing a failure to interpret the last one correctly? Why can’t they just ignore this fancy new law like they do the 14th?
F these people, I don’t believe ANY of them. It’s just a bunch of crooks who refuse to do what they took an oath to do. I hope they die in a fire.
Its just a bunch of crooks who refuse to do what they took an oath to do.
They proved that on Usurpation Day, January 20, 2009
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