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Kellyanne Conway’s Own Husband Has Gone On Record And Called Trump Unconstitutional



Working in the White House under President Trump must be an absolute nightmare. Imagine having to defend his constant outrageous statements without sounding insane. I’ve said this before about Sarah Huckabee Sanders in particular because, as Press Secretary, she has to face a barrage of enraged journalists every day. But it’s also true of others like Kellyanne Conway. With her senior position as a top adviser to the president and her frequent media appearances, she is in much the same position.

What about if you’re closely connected to the White House, but you don’t actually work for Trump directly? The temptation to speak out would be strong. That’s the situation one George Conway finds himself in – he has no personal connection to Trump, except that his wife is a senior White House adviser.

As a professional attorney, Mr Conway has probably had to fight the urge to slap Trump down many times before, but this latest incident took him over the tipping point. After President Trump made the slightly ludicrous proposal that birthright citizenship for the children of immigrants could be ended by a counter-Constitutional blanket executive order, Conway just had to say something.

So, he teamed up with Obama-era Solicitor General Neal Katyal and wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post in which he intelligently took apart Trump’s argument piece by piece, demonstrating why it could never become a feasible reality. He even went so far as to explicitly call it “unconstitutional”.

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

This obviously means that George Conway is not only going directly against the President, but also his wife, who has clearly had to defend Trump’s stance in the media. For instance, she recently told reporters that “there are constitutional scholars that say the 14th Amendment has been misinterpreted, and, actually, the Supreme Court has never gave [sic] a solid opinion on this.”

Murky waters, for sure. The 14th Amendment states that “all persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States.” The main source of debate and confusion is the phrase “subject to the jurisidction thereof” – in other words, who does this actually apply to?

What we do know is that, as shaky as Trump’s proposal looked when he first said it, it is now looking weaker than ever, thanks in large part to George Conway.





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