I get that people mis-speak and I hope that’s all this was. But… really?
After using illegal immigrants as props to push the DREAM Act, Sen. Durbin (D-IL) made the following statement at a Senate committee hearing:
“When I look around this room, I see America’s future. Our doctors, our teachers, our nurses, our engineers, our scientists, our soldiers, our Congressman, our Senators and maybe our President.”
This is basic constitutional stuff, Senator. You have to be born American, to be a US President.
Read more here.
I was also aghast to hear Re. Sheila Jackson Lee say that abortion was a “constitutional right.” The constitution’s not that long; I don’t think knowing the basics are too much to ask of our representatives. (And no matter what one thinks of abortion, it is not a right listed in the constitution.)