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
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)

(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."

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Park
Aug 9, 2010 12:13 PM CDT
We shouldn't be surprised. This is the party of the President who deemed the Constitution to be "just a goddamned piece of paper" But when it comes to bashing Obama it become Holy Writ of course. Hypocrisy and conservative go together like ham and eggs.
John
Aug 9, 2010 11:55 AM CDT
I could hardly make out Boner on the tv since he blended in with the orange bookcase behind him.
SteveLee
Aug 9, 2010 10:08 AM CDT
The section of the 14th Amendment dealing with "automatic citizenship" served it's intended purpose (making the children of former slaves U.S. citizens) over a century ago and is now being abused by Illegal Immigrants from many countries. The "Immigrant Rights" groups are trying to change the image of the Illegals in front of the Television News cameras at the demonstrations against the U.S. Immigration Laws they are staging: http://www.tcunation.com/profiles/blogs/changing-the-image-of