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Krisanne Hall was back at the White House this week. This time, the far right activist reported attending a briefing with 120 to 150 people, including some who “self-identified as constitutionalists.”

In October Hall attended meetings with leaders of the Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives (CFOI) in the Department of Education where she conferred with Special Assistant to the President Theodore Wold on immigration policy. The CFOI also appears to have provided access during this most recent visit.

In a podcast Hall posted yesterday, she indicated that her focus at this meeting was education policy. Even as she holds that “the Constitution does not give place for a Department of Education,” she claims to have asked,

“How can we encourage the executive agency to withdraw federal funding from schools that are not teaching the Constitution, not teaching government properly and are discriminating against truth, and speech and Constitutional speech?”

Hall described that her question received “rousing applause by the whole room.”

Hall’s distorted version of the U.S. Constitution includes a radical assault on the 14th Amendment, fallaciously arguing that it does not confer citizenship on all people born on U.S. soil. Hall equally inaccurately claims that U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, who was born in Oakland, California, is not a citizen because her parents were immigrants. And she erroneously argues that Barrack Obama, Kamala Harris, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are not “natural born” citizens and were ineligible to run for president.

Befitting such views, Hall spoke in August at a meeting of the white nationalist League of the South.

In her podcast Hall claims to have advocated that the President give public service announcements about “the Constitution” and “who we really are.” According to Hall, the “lady who was in charge of the whole meeting talked to me afterwards, and she said, ‘Krisanne, I’m really, really interested in this concept, give me your information, we need to make this happen.”

Hall also indicated that she was being invited back to the White House yet again:

“I just got a text from Secret Service, somebody working for Secret Service, actually trying to tell me that they are fitting me into another White House visit this weekend that I wasn’t schedule for. So I’m like, yay, this is exciting! I think that what we’re doing here is making small inroads with networking, right?”

Chuck Tanner

Author Chuck Tanner

Chuck Tanner is an Advisory Board member and researcher for the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights. He lives in Washington State where he researches and works to counter white nationalism and the anti-Indian and other far right social movements.

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