Pelosi: Trump’s Birthright Citizenship Statement ‘Has No Relationship’ to His Authority

On Tuesday’s broadcast of CBS’ “Late Show,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stated that President Trump’s statement about ending birthright citizenship via executive order “has no relationship to what his authority is.”

Pelosi said, “[W]hat he was saying today has no relationship to what his authority is. But that’s, of course, not unusual.”

Host Stephen Colbert then asked, “Can Congress even rescind birthright citizenship?”

Pelosi answered, “This is constitutional. I just can’t even imagine what our founders would be thinking, to see a president to — take an oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, and then abuse that.”

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