Mark Levin Challenges Speaker Ryan: President Trump ‘Is Right’ on Birthright Citizenship

Michael Morris | October 31, 2018 | 12:20pm EDT
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Nationally syndicated radio talk show host, TV host, author and American lawyer Mark Levin (Screenshot)

Nationally syndicated radio talk show host, TV host of Fox News’ “Life, Liberty & Levin,” author and American lawyer Mark Levin challenged Speaker of the House Paul Ryan on remarks the Speaker made concerning birthright citizenship Tuesday, and in a Facebook Note posted Tuesday, Levin suggested President Trump “is right” on birthright citizenship.

“Paul Ryan is utterly wrong ... ,” stated Mark Levin in the Facebook Note headline. Levin then doubled down in the first pasentence of his Note saying, “Paul Ryan has no idea what he's talking about,” and further concluded that “the president is right.”

Levin’s Facebook Note stems from comments made by Speaker Paul Ryan yesterday concerning President Trump’s consideration of an executive order to instruct federal agencies how to deal with the issue of birthright citizenship. Speaker Ryan suggested that using an executive order in this instance is not in keeping with a proper interpretation of the “Constitution as it’s written.”

But said Levin in response, “Not until the 1960's has the Constitution been interpreted to convey birthright citizenship on the children of illegal aliens. And not due to any congressional statute or court ruling, but decisions by various departments and agencies of the federal bureaucracy. So, to be clear, the president would not be altering the 14th [A]mendment or the intent of the 14th [A]mendment or the original interpretation of the 14th [A]mendment. On the contrary, the president would be taking charge of the executive branch and upholding the 14th [A]mendment.”

Then came Levin’s challenge to the Speaker of the House:

“And I challenge Paul Ryan to demonstrate otherwise. That's not to say that activist judges and courts might not embrace Ryan's knee-jerk position, but the president is right.”

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