GOP Lawmakers Push Back On Trump’s Plan To Scrap Birthright Citizenship

US President Donald Trump sits at the Resolute Desk during a briefing on Hurricane Michael in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, October 10, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit sh... US President Donald Trump sits at the Resolute Desk during a briefing on Hurricane Michael in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, October 10, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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October 30, 2018 9:56 a.m.

At least four Republican lawmakers are already pushing back on President Donald Trump’s dubious claim that he can roll back birthright citizenship, a right currently enshrined in the 14th Amendment, by executive order.

From a Michigan Republican congressman:

From a Florida Republican congressman:

From a Pennsylvania Republican congressman:

From House speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI):

“You cannot end birthright citizenship with an executive order,” he said to radio station WVLK. “You know as a conservative, I’m a believer in following the plain text of the Constitution and I think in this case the 14th Amendment is pretty clear, and that would involve a very, very lengthy constitutional process.”

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