"There is not and never has been any constitutional rule mandating that the president ‘has never held dual or multiple citizenship.’ This is pure birther fantasy, a nonexistent bit of pseudo law that an attorney such as Hatfield should know better than to promote."PolitiFact just didn't take Loren's word for it; they queried several constitutional law experts.
It sounds like the bill has a huge flaw. Is Collins’ claim true?
We presented Hatfield’s argument to legal experts on U.S. citizenship. They agreed that Hatfield’s concept of "natural born" citizenship makes little, if any, legal sense.So what was the conclusion?
"If that [the bill] passes in Georgia’s Statehouse, it will be challenged and it will be struck down as unconstitutional. I am 100 percent confident," said Peter Spiro, a Temple University law professor.
Collins is right. HB 401 does create eligibility requirements that aren’t in the Constitution. We rule his claim True.Ding, ding, ding. We have a winner.
[Update] - I spoke with Representative Hatfield and he has graciously accepted my invitation to be be on the show tomorrow night.