Lindsey Graham Dismisses Birther Lies About Harris

The Hill reports:

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) broke with President Trump on Friday by saying there is no debate over whether Sen. Kamala Harris is a U.S. citizen, remarks that came after the president encouraged a conspiracy theory that the California Democrat may not be eligible to serve as vice president because her parents are immigrants.

In a pair of tweets, Graham, a frequent defender of Trump, said he disagreed with Harris on “plenty of issues,” calling her “one of the most liberal members of the U.S. Senate.” But he said there should be no debate over her citizenship status.

Graham’s tweets come a day after Trump appeared to promote a racist conspiracy theory holding that Harris might be ineligible to serve as vice president because she was born to immigrant parents.