Boehner Joins GOP Pandering On Birthright Citizenship “Review”
House Minority leader John Boehner became the latest Republican politician to jump on the 14th Amendment’s back:
House Minority leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) weighed in on the debate over the birthright citizenship provision of the 14th Amendment Sunday.
On “Meet the Press,” Rep. Boehner declined to stake out a clear position on the issue, but said, “I think it’s worth considering.” Boehner said currently it provides immigrants an incentive to come to the United States illegally.
“It’s a serious problem that affects our country, and in certain parts of our country clearly our schools, our hospitals are being overrun by illegal immigrants,” he said. “A lot of them came here just so their children could become U.S. citizens.”
As I noted last week, this is really nothing more than cynical pandering on the GOP’s part.