This from the Huffington Post:
“CNN reports that Mike Lee (Utah Republican Senate candidate) said at a Tea Party rally earlier this year:
“I hereby pledge to you that I will not vote for a single bill that I can’t justify by the text and original understanding of the Constitution.”
Lee has voiced opposition to the 14th amendment of the Constitution, which guarantees U.S. citizenship to all persons born in the country.
Given the fact that Lee defines himself as a strong adherent to the word of the Constitution, it is perhaps ironic that the conservative contender seems so open to alternate interpretations, and even amending, the founding text.
But, when asked by the news network if his willingness to amend the Constitution conflicted with his staunch campaign platform, the GOP hopeful said:
“Not at all.” He added, “The Constitution was made to be amended from time to time. Sometimes we have to change it to make it more true to the American dream.”