Senator Kamala Harris, the junior senator from California, announced on January 21st that she will be running for president in the 2020 election.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 21, 2019
Show of hands: who expects the birther debate to begin?
Well, it took right-wing extremist Jacob Wohl not even 24 hours to go full birther on Harris.
Senator Harris was born in Oakland, California, and, while she lived in Québec after her parents’ divorce, is a U.S. citizen. She is unquestionably eligible to run for president — not that “facts” matter to far-right conspiracy theorists like Wohl.
Twitter was quick to set the record straight, using actual law and actual sense to point out that Senator Harris meets all the requirements of a presidential nominee.
Being raised in the US is not a Constitutional requirement to be president. She was born in California. She is over 35, and has lived here over 14 years. That’s all the requirements to be president.
— Nando (@NandoAtHome) January 22, 2019
Hey dumbass, that's not how it works. She was born in the U.S., thus she is a citizen, thus she is eligible…go to law school, or just learn to use Google perhaps…
— Tim Wise (@timjacobwise) January 22, 2019
That's not how this works. That's not how any of this works. She was BORN in Oakland, California. Birthright Citizenship is the law of the land (here and in 30 other countries) #birtherism #birther #cult45 #magats
— Randi Rhodes (@RandiRhodes) January 22, 2019
Mr. Clip-on Tie citizenship is not dependent on where you attended high school. pic.twitter.com/UmI54N4eEZ
— Learn to Think (@_eternalskeptic) January 22, 2019
Senator Harris is the first African-American woman to run for president. Could it be that, perhaps, Wohl and his birther cronies are less concerned about Senator Harris’ pedigree than they are about the color of her skin?