Requirement; GOP Targets Marco Rubio's Eligibility!?
The Marshall Report reports the GOP is looking at Marco Rubio's Article II eligibility to be POTUS after receiving a petition with over 30,000 signatures. I don't see any links or information about the actual petition in the report;
In an earlier report' on Rubio's eligibility Marshall published what she claims is the constitutional qualification:
The descriptive clause in the Constitution says this:
“Only native-born U.S. citizens (or those born abroad, but only to parents at least one of whom was a U.S. citizen at the time) may serve president of the United States.” (see link below) [...] The Marshall Report.
Those that have been following this issue know that is not the Article II presidential eligibility clause.
As noted at the link to the U.S. Senate provided by the The Marshall Report:
No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States. [...] U.S. Senate.
The U.S. Senate also noted this about the Article II "natural born Citizen" presidential eligibility clause:
This clause requires that in order to take the oath of office a president must be 35, a resident within the United States for 14 years, and a natural-born citizen. This last requirement raises the question of whether someone born to American parents outside of the United States would be eligible to hold the office. [...] U.S. Senate.
Did you catch that last sentence from the United States Senate?
So much for all those reports that claim, without any doubt, foreign-born persons can be POTUS.