Rep. Bradley Byrne and challenger Robert Kennedy Jr. debate on FM Talk 106.5

Mobile County

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — The midterm elections are one week away. One race lower Alabama residents will see on their ballots is the Alabama First Congressional District race. Incumbent Representative Bradley Byrne is facing democratic challenger Robert Kennedy Jr.

On Tuesday the two candidates participated in an hour long debate on FM Talk 106.5.

The first topic the two discussed was President Trump’s announcement that he wants to end birthright citizenship.

“The fact that President Trump is trying to address it, I applaud him for doing it,” said Rep. Byrne. “I don’t know if we can do it by an executive order and it may not be something we can do by a statute. It may be that we’re going to have to amend the 14th amendment.”

Kennedy argued the change should only affect those engaging in “birth tourism.”

“The reason that they’re coming to do that is to have a child on U.S. soil,” said Kennedy Jr. “Let’s focus on them specifically and figure out how to hold them accountable so that doesn’t happen.”

The two also discussed border security, leadership, and issues plaguing Alabama’s rural counties. 

Listen to the full debate here.

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