Boehner: Yeah, Repeal 14th Amendment

Ted Olson thinks High Court will uphold gay marriage decision

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 8, 2010 12:55 PM CDT

(Newser) – John Boehner jumped on the repeal-the-14th-Amendment bandwagon today, telling Meet the Press that it gives "incentive for illegal immigrants to come here." "I do believe it it is time for us to secure our border and enforce the law ... and allow this conversation about the 14th Amendment to continue," Boehner said. "I think it's worth considering." Elsewhere on the Sunday dial, as per Politico:

  • Ted Olson expressed confidence that the Supreme Court would uphold this week's overturn of Prop 8, saying, "This is an overwhelming record that individuals are being hurt ... and that California has no rational basis for continuing the discrimination."
  • With the BP leak stopped, Carol Browner declared the "first phase" of the spill over. "Then we have to stay focused on making sure the beaches are clean, the environmental damage is restored … and that BP is held accountable."
  • Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says his state's lawsuit against health reform is just, saying, "If the federal government can use the Commerce Clause to tell the citizens of Virginia that they must buy a good, then there's virtually no limits to federal power."

White House energy and climate change adviser Carol Browner briefs reporters at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 16, 2010.
White House energy and climate change adviser Carol Browner briefs reporters at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 16, 2010.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
In this June 10, 2010 file photo, House Minority Leader John Boehner.
In this June 10, 2010 file photo, House Minority Leader John Boehner.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio speaks with members of the press on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 14, 2010.
House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio speaks with members of the press on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 14, 2010.   (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
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