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GOP Senator Criticizes HBO’s “Newsroom”

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) is taking issue with the recent episode of HBO’s “Newsroom,” and even called HBO’s co-president Richard Plepler to protest that it unfairly portrayed him as advocating the repeal of the 14th Amendment.

Per Talking Points Memo, Lee’s office said that he supported “clarifying” the 14th Amendment, not its repeal.

The 14th Amendment grants citizenship to anyone born within the U.S. borders.

Update: An HBO spokeswoman said, “We have had very respectful conversations with the Senator and that is where we are at this point.”

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