John Boehner: Repeal of 14th Amendment Is Worth Exploring

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An extremely tan John Boehner said this morning he believes a repeal of the 14th Amendment, which guarantees U.S. citizenship for anyone born in the U.S., is “worth considering,” if it helps to reduce illegal immigration.

"Well… I'm not the expert on this issue," the House minority leader said. "Listen, I think it's worth considering. It's a serious problem that affects our country, and in certain parts of our country clearly our schools, our hospitals are being overrun by illegal immigrants. A lot of them came here just so their children could become U.S. citizens…They should do it the legal way."

Boehner joins fellow Republicans John McCain and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in expressing support for holding hearings into the matter.

Changing 14th Amendment 'worth considering,' Boehner says
[CNN]