Trump Headquarters: Kamala Harris Eligible To Run For Vice President
Trump stokes false theory that Kamala Harris isn’t eligible to run for VP
It has previously been suggested that she does not meet constitutional requirements due to her parents’ immigration status.
The White House agreed on Sunday that California Senator Kamala Harris could run for vice presidency, ending speculation repeated by President Donald Trump that she is not eligible because she was allegedly not born in the United States..
Former Vice President Joe Biden chose 55-year-old Harris as his running mate in November. She was born in 1964 in Oakland, California. Her mother emigrated to the United States from India to study for graduate school, and her father is from Jamaica. Thus, she became the first black woman to be included in the list of one of the main parties in the US presidential election..
According to the Constitution, she is American by birthright since she was born in the United States..
“In our opinion, this case is closed,” Trump campaign advisor Jason Miller told ABC’s This Week program..
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows told CNN that Trump agrees that Harris has the right to become Vice President under Biden if they defeat Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in the November 3 election..
Meadows said he was more concerned about Harris’ center-left political views, which Trump and Republicans oppose..
Trump’s senior campaign attorney Jenna Ellis put forward a conspiracy theory last week that Harris could not run for vice president due to her parents’ immigration status at the time of her birth..
However, Miller said that Ellis, unlike him, cannot speak on behalf of the headquarters..
Biden’s staff called claims that Harris could not run as “disgusting”.
Recently, President Trump called “very serious” questions about Harris’ right to run for vice president..
“I just heard, I heard today that she is inadequate,” Trump said Friday. – I have no idea if this is so. I would suggest that the Democrats check this out before electing her as their runner-up for vice president. But this is very serious … Are you saying that they say that she does not meet the requirements because she was not born in this country? “.
Ellis was promoting an article by Josh Eastman, a law professor at Chapman University in California, who is also a senior fellow at the conservative think tank Claremont Institution, recently published in Newsweek..
In his article, Eastman wondered if Harris’ parents were US citizens at the time of her birth or “just temporary visitors.” He admitted that Harris “did not fall under the full jurisdiction of the United States at birth, but was loyal to a foreign power or powers.”.
“This is an open question,” Ellis said, “that Harris must answer so the American people know for sure that she meets the requirements.”.
But Miller and Meadows dismissed Ellis’ doubts in interviews on Sunday talk shows. This happened a day before the opening of the Democratic National Convention, at which Biden and Harris are to be formally nominated as Trump and Pence’s rivals..