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Durbin Says Illegal Alien Could Be President, Official Site Omits Comment

June 30, 2011 by  

Durbin Says Illegal Alien Could Be President, Official Site Omits CommentSenate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), in his opening remarks at the Senate hearing on the controversial DREAM Act, asked all the “DREAMers” — adolescents who would be eligible for citizenship under the Act — attending the hearing to stand. Then, he made the following statement:

“When I look around this room, I see America’s future. Our doctors, our teachers, our nurses, our engineers, our scientists, our soldiers, our Congressman, our Senators and maybe our President.”

The statement was caught on video, which can be viewed below. However, the transcript for Durbin’s opening remarks, which is available on his website, reads:

“When I look around this room, I see the future doctors, nurses, scientists, and soldiers who will make this country stronger.”

As noted on Real Clear Politics, which broke the original story, Article II, Section 1, clause five of the Constitution reads: “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.”

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