Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) sits down for a conversation with attendees of the Monitor Breakfast about a host of topics, including the overturning of California's Proposition 8, his controversial statements on birthright citizenship, the deficit reduction commission, and Elena Kagan's confirmation to the Supreme Court.
Mitch McConnell, Jr. is the senior United States Senator from Kentucky. He was chosen by his Republican colleagues as the Minority Leader in November 2006, making him the top-ranking Republican in the 110th Congress, which convened January 3, 2007. He is a conservative, receiving a perfect score from the American Conservative Union in 2006. McConnell won re-election in 2008 against Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell weighs in on repealing the 14th Amendment provision for birthright citizenship, which he says has created a "burgeoning" and "unseemly" business of illegal immigrants coming to the United States with the sole intent of giving birth on American soil.
"I don't think having hearings on an obvious, unseemly business is a threat to the 14th Amendment," says McConnell. "What's wrong with looking into this?"