Walker On Birthright Citizenship: ‘I’m Not Taking A Position On It’
Scott Walker doesn’t want to commit himself to a position on whether people born in the United States should be citizens.
Walker said in an interview with CNBC’s John Harwood that his comments to MSNBC’s Kacie Hunthad been misinterpreted, and he had not indicated support for an end to birthright citizenship.
The Wisconsin Governor said, “When it comes to birthright or anything else, I said until you do those things, until you actually secure the border and start enforcing the law, any politicians who talks about anything beyond that, the American people should be suspect.”
Harwood pressed Walker on that statement, given his comments on Monday. Walker noted that he had given a “three-and-a-half press gaggle” and had questions flying everywhere. “I don’t think that any of those issues can be addressed until you actually secure the borders and enforce the laws,” he repeated.
“So did people misunderstand, are you actually not in favor of birthright citizenship?” asked Harwood.
“I’m not taking a position on it one way or the other,” he said.