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PROFESSOR OUT AT THE UNIVERSITY

OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF

HEALTH METTICRICS SCIENCES.

GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO YOU

ALL.

JILL COLVIN, SADLY I WANT TO

BEGIN WITH BIRTHERISM.

IT IS A BIG, GIANT, LOUD

DISTRACTION.

IT IS ALSO SO INSIDIOUS AND SO

HURTFUL.

TONIGHT I ASKED NEAL KATYAL FOR

COMMENT.

THE VETERAN CONSTITUTIONAL

LAWYER WHO HAS ARGUED, OF

COURSE, DOZENS OF CASES BEFORE

THE SUPREME COURT, AND HE WRITES

THIS.

THERE ARE HARD QUESTIONS IN

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW.

THIS IS NOT ONE OF THEM.

THE IDEA THAT SENATOR HARRIS IS

INELIGIBLE TO SERVE IS, TO USE

THE TECHNICAL LEGAL TERM,

HALF-WITTED AND CRAZY.

ARTICLE II OF THE CONSTITUTION

SETS OUT ALL THE REQUIREMENTS TO

BE PRESIDENT.

YOU MUST BE 35 YEARS OLD, A

RESIDENT OF THE COUNTRY FOR THE

LAST 14 YEARS, AND A

NATURAL-BORN CITIZEN.

SENATOR HARRIS WAS BORN IN

OAKLAND, WHICH PRESIDENT TRUMP

SHOULD KNOW IS IN CALIFORNIA,

OUR 31st STATE.

I DEFENDED IN THE PAGES OF THE

HARVARD LAW REVIEW TED CRUZS

ABILITY TO SERVE BACK IN 2016,

AND THIS ONE IS EVEN NUTTIER.

ANY PRESIDENT WHO FLOATS SUCH

NONSENSE BETRAYS HIS OATH OF

OFFICE.

SO AN UNAMBIGUOUS OPINION FROM

MR. CAUGHTKATYAL.

JILL, IS THIS AN INDICATOR THAT

THE WHITE HOUSE HAS NO OTHER

GAME, NO OTHER LINES OF ATTACK

PERHAPS?

>> WELL, THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE

PRESIDENTS CAMPAIGN HAVE REALLY

STRUGGLED OVER THE LAST 48 HOURS

TO RESPOND TO THE HARRIS PICK.

AS JOHN AS I REPORTED YESTERDAY,

THE PRESIDENT WAS REALLY HOPING

THAT JOE BIDEN WOULD PICK ONE OF

THE OTHER FRONT-RUNNERS,

THINKING THAT HE MIGHT HAVE A

BETTER CASE TO MAKE AGAINST

THEM, THAT THEY MAY MAKE IT

EASIER FOR HIS CAMPAIGN TO TRY

TO PORTRAY JOE BIDEN AS A

RADICAL AND OUT OF TOUCH WITH

THE COUNTRY, WHICH IS THIS

ARGUMENT THEY KEEP TRYING TO

MAKE THAT ISNT REALLY STICKING

BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT BIDEN

AS WELL AS HARRIS REALLY HAVE

BEEN RUNNING AND RAN IN THE

PRIMARIES AS MORE MODERATES IN

THAT ELECTION.

AND SO YOUVE SEEN THEM

STRUGGLE.

YOUVE SEEN REALLY CONTRADICTORY

MESSAGES COMING FROM THE

PRESIDENTS CAMPAIGN.

AT ONE POINT, REPEATEDLY

DESCRIBING HER AS THE MOST

RADICAL PERSON WHOS EVER

APPEARED ON A PRESIDENTIAL

TICKET.

IN ANOTHER BREATH SAYING THAT

THE PICK HAS DISAPPOINTED

LIBERALS, WHO ARENT EXCITED

ENOUGH TO TURN OUT.

WHAT YOU HAVE THE PRESIDENT HERE

DOING IS REALLY REPEATING THE

PLAYBOOK THAT HELPED CATAPULT

HIM TO THE NATIONAL STAGE, WHICH

IS THIS BIRTHERISM THAT HE

LAUNCHED AGAINST PRESIDENT OBAMA

YEARS BEFORE HE CONSIDERED HIS

OWN POLITICAL CAREER AND THAT

TOOK HIM YEARS AND YEARS TO

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