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HUGE: Kamala Harris Ineligible To Run?

HUGE: Kamala Harris Ineligible To Run?


Here’s what we know so far…

This has already sparked intense controversy across the internet.

In a bombshell new op-ed published by Newsweek, Professor John Eastman, Professor of Law at Chapman University and Senior Fellow at the Claremont Institute has raised some serious concerns about Biden’s newly selected running mate Kamala Harris based on information he has gathered.

The article itself has an editorial disclaimer reading “Some readers reacted strongly to this essay, seeing it as an attempt to ignite a racist conspiracy theory. That is entirely inaccurate, as this Note explains.

In the article, Professor Eastman argued:


“The fact that Senator Kamala Harris has just been named the vice presidential running mate for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has some questioning her eligibility for the position. The 12th Amendment provides that “no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.” And Article II of the Constitution specifies that “[n]o person except a natural born citizen…shall be eligible to the office of President.” Her father was (and is) a Jamaican national, her mother was from India, and neither was a naturalized U.S. citizen at the time of Harris’ birth in 1964. That, according to these commentators, makes her not a “natural born citizen”—and therefore ineligible for the office of the president and, hence, ineligible for the office of the vice president.

After liberals expressed overwhelming anger towards Eastman’s claims, he then argued:

“The original Constitution did not define citizenship, but the 14th Amendment does—and it provides that “all persons born…in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens.” Those who claim that birth alone is sufficient overlook the second phrase. The person must also be “subject to the jurisdiction” of the United States, and that meant subject to the complete jurisdiction, not merely a partial jurisdiction such as that which applies to anyone temporarily sojourning in the United States (whether lawfully or unlawfully)…”

Eastman also argued that more investigation needs to be done to verify if Harris is indeed eligible or not.