Nathan Deal: ‘Birthright’ measure has nothing to do with his race for governor

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal today finds himself explaining that his measure to remove the right of those born on American soil to claim citizenship has nothing to do with his recent entry into the Republican race for governor.

This from the Gainesville Times:

Although Deal introduced the bill into the U.S. House of Representatives on April 2, it made headlines earlier this week.

The timing — less than one month after Deal announced his bid for governor — drew accusations from critics that the bill was nothing but political pandering to Deal’s conservative constituents.

Jerry Gonzalez, executive director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, was one such critic. Gonzalez said the bill, entitled the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2009, was a political ploy to garner attention. He called the move shameful and despicable.

“(Deal) wants to tinker with the U.S. Constitution to further his xenophobic political ideology, and that is just not what we should expect from our congresspersons,” Gonzalez said.

But Deal said he did not have anything to do with the media attention that the bill received this week. He said he did not issue a press release on the piece of legislation. Instead, a reporter from the Associated Press called him “out of the blue” about the bill last week, he said.

“People that make those accusations need to get their facts straight,” Deal said.

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15 comments Add your comment

huh

May 28th, 2009
10:50 am

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Jesus Christ Superstar

May 28th, 2009
11:10 am

The US Constitution should be amended with regard to this illegal alien mess. If both parents are not citizens then neither are their offspring/leeches.

*POOT*

Okay, only red people stay

May 28th, 2009
11:39 am

If passed, this pretty much calls into question the validity of the citizenship of everyone else.

DannyX

May 28th, 2009
11:50 am

Hey Jesus Christ, don’t you mean the “Christian Immigrant” problem? You know, those good, poor Christians from Mexico that love God?

Lucas

May 28th, 2009
11:59 am

Turd Fergusen

May 28th, 2009
12:16 pm

Agree with Jesus…Get them Legal or get them out…all of them.

Keith

May 28th, 2009
12:25 pm

I don’t care where they come from, what their color is, or what their religion is or isn’t… we must have an orderly process. Time to stop anchor babies. Must say though that I had not planned to support Deal for Guv but I’m willing to give him a second look now.

findog

May 28th, 2009
1:40 pm

Deal’s problem is that he turned Republican about the same time as Sonny. The GOP loves that Perdue won but hates his half-hearted conservative nature: wholehearted for religious blue laws and barely evident for expanding business interests. Deal has to be super duper conservative on every front to make it through the GOP primary…

herbK

May 28th, 2009
3:21 pm

nathan deal is a liar, but don’t let that stop you from voting for him.

Copyleft and Will Jones You Are Idiots and Sotomayer is a member of La Raza

May 28th, 2009
3:24 pm

If you are against the Deal “Birthright Measure”
then open your checkbook, savings account, retirement account and all
other financial funds so you can give it to the leeches. That is what being
against this measure amounts to. So support if you want, but put your
money where you support is…..>>FAT CHANCE!

DannyX

May 28th, 2009
4:43 pm

LOL at the 3:24. Conservatives all over the country are supporting the Christian immigrants with their checkbooks! Everyday. From the businesses that use their labor, to the labor that builds suburban houses, then maintain their lawns. Every time a conservative goes out to eat he/she is supporting Christian immigrant labor. Oh let me count the ways!!!

Hypocrites! LMAO!!!!

DannyX you sucker

May 28th, 2009
9:40 pm

Who is opposing immigrant labor???? It is the leftist clowns like you that are killing this country.
I love immigrants………LEGAL ONES and we conservatives love to support them!
Go buy a brain you lil clown and do as I do – stop supporting illegals!

DannyX you sucker

May 28th, 2009
9:42 pm

LOL
Maybe you can go get an education from Mexico, because with the ignorance you just
displayed you showed you might have attended school but you learned NOTHING
LOL

American worker

May 29th, 2009
12:09 am

Deal got my vote. Illegal aliens are killing America.

Jim Callihan

May 29th, 2009
8:16 am

Blaming problems on illegal immigrants is the wrong focus. Yes, I’ll agree that every tax dollar spent on things not absolutely necessary needs to be the focus to save the sinking ship; and to give “benefits” to “trespassers” is sorta like feeding the neighborhood with your mortgage payment, your “power bill” money, your kids school lunch money…

But the problem is Congress, as a whole, not just one aspect of their fiducial malfesence.

“Charity, not from the givers purse, is not charity at all, but theft in guise.”