McCain Comes Out Against 14th Amendment “Reform”

When John McCain is the voice of reason in the GOP, things are really screwy.

John McCain became the latest Republican Senator to voice his opinion on the birthright citizenship controversy:

Sen. John McCain says he does not support changing the Constitution to end automatic citizenship for children born to illegal immigrants.

The Republican Arizona senator told The Associated Press that despite the current flurry of news stories on the topic and a statement he made last week that was widely interpreted as saying he supported hearings on the matter, he remains unconvinced that such a change is needed.

Instead, he argued that fully securing the border would “dramatically reduce” the problem.

McCain says he’s not calling for hearings on the matter, but will listen to a debate if one is held. But he says he is fundamentally in favor of leaving the Constitution as it is.

When John McCain is the voice of reason in the GOP, things are really screwy

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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. Michael says:

    John McCain was a reasonable voice in the the GOP for most of his career, that only changed in 2008. Personally, I’m glad to see a little of the old McCain coming through again.