Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough strongly criticized Senator Lindsey Graham this morning for the senator’s stance on birthright citizen. Graham has said he will introduce legislation to end birthright citizenship, which is guaranteed under the 14th Amendment, after President Donald Trump claimed he could end the right by executive order.
“Another example of Lindsey Graham degrading himself for Donald Trump, he came out yesterday and was excited that Donald Trump was going to amend the Constitution with an executive order which, of course, even Paul Ryan said you can’t do that,” Scarborough said.
“Justin Amash said you can’t do that. George Conway, constitutional scholar, Kellyanne Conway’s husband, said you can’t do that.”
Scarborough wondered aloud how Graham’s law school would react to the senator’s recent remarks. Graham is an attorney, and he should be aware that the interpretation of the 14th Amendment is long settled law.
“I just wonder, what does the University of South Carolina School of Law think right now?” he mused. “What do they think that a guy that graduated from their program really thinks that you can tear up the 14th Amendment by signing an executive order?”
“I don’t think Lindsey thinks that, but it shows you how shameful he has become in John McCain’s passing and how stupid Donald Trump thinks the American people are,” Scarborough said. ““It is a clear call to racists to come out and vote for his candidates.”
“It’s like Charlottesville every day,” he concluded darkly.