Fact Checkers Confirm Kamala Harris is Eligible to Serve as President

Multiple fact checkers have confirmed Kamala Harris is eligible to serve as U.S. President.

Newsweek has also apologized for publishing a Op-ed titled “Some Questions for Kamala Harris About Eligibility” by John C. Eastman.

This Op-Ed, along with comments from President Trump led to a firestorm of controversy.

The piece drew a large amount of criticism and was accused of pushing “birther” conspiracy theories that some argued were rooted in racism.

In an “Editor’s note” the controversial Newsweek piece writes This op-ed is being used by some as a tool to perpetuate racism and xenophobia. We apologize. The essay, by John Eastman, was intended to explore a minority legal argument about the definition of who is a “natural-born citizen” in the United States. But to many readers, the essay inevitably conveyed the ugly message that Senator Kamala Harris, a woman of color and the child of immigrants, was somehow not truly American.”

They add “The op-ed was never intended to spark or to take part in the racist lie of Birtherism, the conspiracy theory aimed at delegitimizing Barack Obama, but we should have recognized the potential, even probability, that that could happen. Readers hold us accountable for all that we publish, as they should; we hold ourselves accountable, too. We entirely failed to anticipate the ways in which the essay would be interpreted, distorted and weaponized.”

Multiple fact checks confirm Kamala Harris is eligible to serve as President.

Below are just a few examples.

MSN “Fact check: Kamala Harris is a natural-born U.S. citizen and eligible to serve as president”

AFP Fact Check “Kamala Harris was born in the United States, making her constitutionally eligible to be both vice president and president”

“Kamala Harris, former Vice President Joe Biden’s running mate, is eligible to serve as U.S. president, contrary to the false claims of viral posts on Facebook. Her mother is from India and her father from Jamaica — but Harris was born in Oakland.”

AP “Kamala Harris was born in Oakland, California. She’s most certainly eligible to serve as president (and therefore is eligible to be vice president). Social media posts claiming otherwise are FAKE NEWS. Here’s the ⁦@APFactCheck”

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