His comments come as some GOP lawmakers say Congress must act.
By BURGESS EVERETT and CAITLIN OPRYSKO
House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday broke with President Donald Trump on whether an executive order could deny a constitutional guarantee of citizenship to babies born in the U.S. to noncitizen parents.
But despite Ryan’s stern rebuttal to the president, the idea of limiting birthright citizenship still has significant cache among congressional Republicans, even if they aren’t quite sure how to undo a constitutional guarantee stemming from the 14th Amendment.
Trump told Axios in an interview released Tuesday that the White House counsel had advised him that there was legal standing to terminate birthright citizenship, and Vice President Mike Pence confirmed that the administration was looking into using executive action as well.
Ryan said that the president “obviously cannot do that” in an interview with Kentucky talk radio station WVLK.Read More…https://www.politico.com/story/2018/10/30/breaking-news-speaker-ryan-you-cannot-end-birthright-citizenship-with-an-executive-order-949387