1. CNN's framing of this segment was really irresponsible. This purported to be a focus group that would show what "Republican women" think of Kavanagh now. So each woman is identified as a "Republican voter." https://t.co/sV5eFUWTRL
2. But in fact the two women who dominated the discussion are not average voters - they're better described as GOP political operatives.
3. The woman in the white sweater, Lourdes Castillo de la Pena, has served on the Republican National Senatorial Committee, and hosted a $1000-a-plate fundraiser for Ted Cruz's presidential campaign at her home.
1. There is no reasonable reading of the Constitution - NONE - that says the president has the power to determine who is a citizen and who isn't. https://t.co/UvCJbuHaXa
2. Even if you buy the absurd argument that the 14th Amendment doesn't mandate birthright citizenship (although it clearly does), the only branch of government that has the constitutional authority to change citizenship rules is Congress.
3. Article I, Section 8, Clause 4 of the Constitution gives Congress the power to establish "a uniform rule of naturalization." The Constitution gives no such authority (in any sense) to the president. Congress' power over citizenship is plenary.