“Sometimes the Constitution’s text is plain as day

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George Conway, an attorney, said in a Tuesday Washington Post editorial that Trump’s idea to end birthright citizenship would be challenged and defeated.

“Sometimes the Constitution’s text is plain as day and bars what politicians seek to do,” Conway said in the opinion piece. “That’s the case with President Trump’s proposal to end 'birthright citizenship' through an executive order. Such a move would be unconstitutional and would certainly be challenged. And the challengers would undoubtedly win.”





He also noted that the drafters of the 14th Amendment clearly stated that those born in the U.S. were citizens.

“The drafters were motivated by their utter revulsion toward slavery and a system that relegated people to subordinate political status because of their birth,” wrote Conway. “They weren’t thinking of, or concerned with, any exceptions to birthright citizenship other than the absolutely essential.”

Conway’s perspective directly challenges his wife’s expressed opinion early on Tuesday.

George Conway disagrees with wife, believes Trump's proposal to end birthright citizenship is 'unconstitutional'
 

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