Joe Biden’s campaign team issued a sharp response after President Donald Trump expanded the conspiracy theory on Biden candidate Kamala Harris.
President Trump has said he has “heard” that Kamala Harris, a U.S.-born citizen whose parents are immigrants, “does not qualify” to serve as vice president.
Border theory has been rejected by constitutional experts.
Biden’s campaign called the comments “disgusting” and “pathetic.”
They noted that President Trump has spent years promoting a false “birth” theory that former President Barack Obama was not born in the United States.
On August 11, Kamala Harris, a California senator, became the first black woman and the first Asian American to be nominated for the main party’s presidential ticket.
A spokesman for Biden’s campaign said in an email: “Donald Trump was the national leader of the grotesque, racist birth movement toward President Obama, and he tried to subjugate racism and tear our nation apart every day of his presidency.
“So it’s not surprising, but no less disgusting, that while Trump is pretending to be a fool trying to distract the American people from the horrific outcome of his failed coronavirus response, that his campaign and their allies would resort to pathetic , obviously false lies in their pathetic despair. “
Kamala Harris was born to a Jamaican father and Indian mother in Oakland, California, on October 20, 1964. As such, she has the right to serve as president or vice president.
Constitutional scholars have rejected the ultimate legal theory cited by President Trump.
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To be vice president or president, Kamala Harris “must be a natural citizen, at least 35 years old, and have resided in the United States for at least 14 years,” said Juliet Sorensen, a law professor at Northwestern University, the said.
“She is. This is indeed the end of the investigation.”
Anyone born in the United States and subject to its jurisdiction is a natural citizen, regardless of the citizenship of their parents, says the Cornell Institute for Legal Information.
After a conservative law professor questioned Kamala Harris’s eligibility based on her parents’ immigration status at the time of her birth, President Trump was asked about the argument at a Aug. 13 news conference.
President Trump said: “I just heard today that she does not meet the requirements and by the way, the lawyer who wrote this article is a very highly qualified, very talented lawyer.
“I have no idea if that’s the case. I figured the Democrats would check that before she was elected to run for vice president.
“But it’s very serious, you say that, they say she doesn’t qualify because she wasn’t born in this country.”
The reporter replied that there was no doubt that Kamala Harris was born in the United States, just that her parents may not have been permanent residents in the United States at the time.