Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, offered his take on the 14th Amendment, which has become a hot topic in recent days, arguing that President Trump has the power to end birthright citizenship through executive action.

In making his case to Bloomberg News, King said if a guarantee of citizenship is applied to any child born from an illegal entrant, then an "invading army" could take advantage.

"You could put the same definition on an invading army and argue that an invading army comes in, and if there are females in that army and have babies, they’re citizens," King said.

Trump revealed this week that he is planning to end birthright citizenship via executive order, which was met with sharp criticism from Democrats, while legal scholars and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., have expressed doubt that such a move is legal.

Amid the debate, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has offered an alternative avenue, saying he will offer legislation to end birthright citizenship.

King, 69, is vying for re-election in Iowa's 4th Congressional District in next week's midterm elections. Despite losing support of companies including Land O'Lakes for racially charged comments, and public polling suggesting it could be a close race against Democratic challenger J.D. Scholten, he told Bloomberg that his internal polling from over the weekend gives him a strong 18-point lead.