By Nikki Schwab, Senior U.s. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com
Published: 18:48 BST, 13 August 2020 | Updated: 19:22 BST, 13 August 2020
The Trump campaign's Senior Legal Advisor Jenna Ellis pushed a so-called 'birther' narrative Thursday that Kamala Harris isn't eligible to be vice president because her parents weren't citizens when she was born in Oakland, California.
'It's an open question, and one I think Harris should answer so the American people know for sure she is eligible,' Ellis
Trump campaign's Jenna Ellis tells me @KamalaHarris' eligibility is "an open question," when asked about this retweet.— Will Steakin (@wsteaks) August 13, 2020
"It’s an open question, and one I think Harris should answer so the American people know for sure she is eligible."
Harris was born in Oakland, California. https://t.co/eu8oi1ZpYy
Ellis' views on the issue came to light after she retweeted a link to a 'birther' op-ed published on Newsweek's website Wednesday written by right-wing law professor John C. Eastman.
President Donald Trump's (left) campaign adviser Jenna Ellis (right) retweeted an op-ed questioning Kamala Harris' eligibility to serve as vice president and then backed up her move by saying it's an 'open question'
A Newsweek op-ed argued that Kamala Harris (pictured) may not be eligible to be vice president because her parents weren't U.S. citizens when she was born in California in 1964. One prominent law professor called the editorial 'racist nonsense'