Senate Republicans have given up on even pretending that they're interested in being part of a real, functioning American government.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) officially supports a review of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which grants children of undocumented immigrants status as U.S. citizens, his office confirmed to the Huffington Post on Monday.
A spokesman said that the Kentucky Republican believes that "we should hold hearings" on the matter. McConnell had not previously commented on the issue before, the spokesman confirmed.
He joins Kyl and Graham in a desire to eviscerate the Constitution (and this whole quaint idea of what American means) for the purposes of playing to an increasingly extreme base. Not all Republicans are so keen to get out the constitutional erasers, though.
In the House of Representatives, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.) has introduced the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2009, which would attempt to deny children of illegal immigrants U.S. citizenship through statute rather than a constitutional amendment (thereby lowering the vote threshold). He has 93 co-sponsors for that effort including Rep. Nathan Deal, the Georgia Republican who is in a runoff to be the party's candidate for governor.
Presumably, all of their forefathers came across with the Virginia Company, or perhaps on the Mayflower. It's a pretty damned safe bet that few have ancestors that preceded that white invasion.
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