Karma is amazing, eh?
Barack Obama was born in America to an American mother. But that didn’t stop Republicans like Donald Trump, from claiming that Mr. Obama is not a citizen of the United States and thus, ineligible to hold the office of President.
Ted Cruz was NOT born in America. He was born in Canada and the last time I checked, Canada was a totally different country. But Republicans, including Donald Trump, have apparently accepted Cruz’s Canada birth as acceptable enough to run for president in America.
But one congressman is questioning Cruz’s eligibility, and he is filing a lawsuit to prove his point.
Alan Grayson, a Democrat, told Fox News Radio Cruz does not meet the constitutional requirement that the president be a natural born citizen.
Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, in 1970 to a Cuban-born father and American-born mother, and had American and Canadian dual citizenship as a result.
Cruz did not acknowledge his dual citizenship publicly until 2013 when the Dallas Morning News published his birth certificate, but renounced it in 2014, saying at the time “as a U.S. senator, I believe I should be only an American.”
“The Constitution says natural born Americans, so now we’re counting Canadians as natural born Americans?” Grayson said during an interview with Alan Colmes on the radio network. “How does that work? I’m waiting for the moment that he gets the nomination and then I will file that beautiful lawsuit saying that he’s unqualified for the job because he’s ineligible.”
Colmes told Grayson he thought it was interesting that many of the people who were concerned about President Barack Obama having a Kenyan-born father — his mother was American and he was born in Hawaii — don’t share the same concern about Cruz.