Immigration

Scott Walker Isn’t Sure if He’s For or Against the Constitution

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Wisconsin governor and Republican presidential candidate previously said he agreed with Donald Trump's platform which calls for ending birthright citizenship under the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution, but now Walker says he isn't for or against birthright citizenship.

"I'm not taking a position on it one way or the other," the 2016 Republican presidential hopeful said. Only after securing America's borders, he explained, is it appropriate to address the issue of birthright citizenship.

The Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution clearly states that "all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside."

Scott Walker is not taking a position, one way or the other, on the crystal-clear language of the Constitution.

While Republicans step on a series of rakes and trip over their own feet on immigration and the Fourteenth Amendment, a handful of the Republican presidential candidates have argued that the Fourteenth Amendment should apply to zygotes.

This raises a number of questions the most obvious of which is whether or not immigrant zygotes would be granted equal protection under the jurisdiction of the United States.

If you want to see a Republican's head spin, ask them if immigrant fetuses are American citizens. This could become complicated very quickly.

  • muselet

    I don’t see how Scott Walker can possibly think he can duck this. All the others in the front seat of the clown car have declared ending birthright citizenship to be necessary to keep Murca secure, and The Base has responded with gusto.

    Waiting for the Koch brothers to tell him what to think isn’t going to do wonders for Walker’s chances.

    I want to see someone ask a prominent R about immigrant fetuses. The stammering response would be a hoot.

    –alopecia

  • Badgerite

    Their answer would be “Only if he immigrant fetus is not “sent here by Mexico” because then they would obviously be “murderers and rapists”. Let the head spinning begin.
    Absolutely loved Hilary Clinton’s answer as to “Anchor Baby” question. (“We call them children.”)