Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., dismissed the conspiracy theory that claims Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., is not eligible to serve as vice president, saying there is "no issue" with her citizenship.
Graham tweeted Friday:
"There are plenty of issues to find disagreement with @KamalaHarris regarding her record as Senator or as a Vice Presidential nominee. She is consistently rated one of the most liberal members of the U.S. Senate, fully embracing a radical Democratic agenda."
"However, there is no issue as to whether or not she is an American citizen. She was born in the United States in 1964 to parents who were legally present. Under the Constitution and Supreme Court precedent, she is unequivocally an American citizen."
President Donald Trump on Thursday declined to reject the racist theory that Harris, whose parents were immigrants but was herself born in Oakland, California, is not eligible to run for vice president. Trump previously made similar claims about President Barack Obama.
"I just heard that. I heard it today, that she doesn't meet the requirements," Trump said, according to The Hill. "And by the way, the lawyer that wrote that piece is a very highly qualified, talented lawyer."
"I have no idea if that's right. I would have assumed the Democrats would have checked that out before she gets chosen to run for vice president," he added. "I don't know about it. I just heard about it. I'll take a look."
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