Josh Marshall calls Mitch McConnell’s support of hearings into whether the U.S. Constitution grants citizenship to persons born in the United States “another sign of the darkening political horizon in the country.”
Evidence that he’s absolutely right comes from an unlikely source: Lou Dobbs.
. . . The idea that anchor babies somehow require changing the 14th amendment, I part ways with the Senators on that because I believe the 14th amendment, particularly in its due process and equal protection clauses, is so important. It lays the foundation for the entire Bill of Rights being applied to the states.
Even Lou Dobbs–as anti-immigrant as he is, witness his use of “anchor babies”–doesn’t want to amend the Constitution to end birthright citizenship. That’s how far off the deep end McConnell, Kyl, and Graham (that so-called moderate) are willing to go to mollify the most extremes of their base.