“I never breathed a breath of air on this planet when I was not a U.S. citizen,” Canadian born Republican presidential candidate, Ted Cruz said at a CNN town hall. “It was the act of being born that made me a U.S. citizen.”
He added: “There will be some who try to work political mischief on it, but as a legal matter, this is clear and straightforward.”
But apparently the matter is not settled. It is not “clear and straightforward.” Numerous law professors and constitutionalists have raised questions about Cruz’s eligibility to be president of the United States. Some even said flat-out that the man born in Canada cannot run for the highest office in the land. One lawyer in Chicago is bringing his questions and concerns to the court.
Lawrence Joyce, a lawyer and Republican, is taking Ted Cruz to court. Yes, he is a Republican supporting Ben Carson, but Mr. Joyce wants no questions hanging over Cruz’s head if he becomes the Republican nominee for President. And apparently, Joyce is well aware that Democrats like Alan Grayson already have their lawsuits lined up… waiting…!
“What I fear is that Ted Cruz becomes the nominee, come September, Congressman Alan Grayson of Florida will go forward with his threats and probably several other Democrats will file suit to prevent Ted Cruz from being on the ballot,” Joyce, a pharmacist and attorney from Poplar Grove, Ill, told USA TODAY.
Joyce’s suit is just one of a few. A federal lawsuit was filed in Texas last month asking for a determination of Cruz’s eligibility to run. And voters in New York, who raised similar concerns about Cruz’s citizenship, on Thursday filed a challenge with the state Board of Election challenging the senator’s eligibility to be on the ballot.