George Conway, attorney and the husband of the White House counselor and professional liar Kellyanne Conway, chastised President Donald Trump on Thursday for lying that undocumented immigrants “are not subject to the jurisdiction of the United States,” saying that the president’s claim is “drivel.”
“Were that true, then the government wouldn’t be able to arrest them. Surely that’s not the President’s position. Clearly he has no comprehension of the words he’s using,” wrote George Conway on Twitter.
To say that “illegal immigrants are not subject to the jurisdiction of the United States” is just drivel. Were that true, then the government wouldn’t be able to arrest them. Surely that’s not the President’s position. Clearly he has no comprehension of the words he’s using. https://t.co/LYlutDG73M
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) November 1, 2018
Donald Trump made the stupid claim during a campaign/hate rally in Florida as he talked about his evil desire to end birthright citizenship, which is a right currently guaranteed by the 14th Amendment.
George Conway mainly uses his Twitter account to criticize his wife’s terrible boss and recently penned a critical op-ed for Washington Post after Donald Trump first announced his unconstitutional proposal to get rid of birthright citizenship with an executive order.
“Such a move would be unconstitutional and would certainly be challenged. And the challengers would undoubtedly win,” George Conway wrote in the Washington Post with lawyer Neal Katyal.
“He is threatening, with the stroke of a pen, to declare certain people who are born in the United States ineligible for citizenship — despite the plain words of the 14th Amendment,” the lawyers added.
Trump’s proposal got instant pushback from both Democrats and GOP lawmakers. The House Speaker Paul Ryan (R) said that the president “cannot end birthright citizenship with an executive order.”
Donald Trump responded to the accurate criticism Wednesday, saying ominously that birthright citizenship will end “one way or another” and then attacking Ryan.