Ted Cruz would love for this issue to die, for it to just go away. But it seems to be sticking around for the time being and with good reason. Ted Cruz, born in Canada and a Canadian citizen up to a few months before he declared his intent to run for president, has maintained that having an American mother gives him “Natural Birth” status in his birth place of Calvary Canada. Cruz has maintained that this “Natural Birth” status is “settled law.”
But it is not settled law as the courts have not adjudicated the matter. And the fact that numerous law professors and Constitutional Scholars are coming out saying that Cruz cannot run for president is making this issue even more detrimental to the Cruz campaign.
One of the Constitutional Scholars, Mary Brigid McManamon, wrote about the issue in the Washington Post explaining her reasoning. She sat down with Lawrence O’Donnell and further made her case that Ted Cruz is ineligible to run for president.