As reported at the Dallas News, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) released his birth certificate this weekend. Hmm, it took Barack Obama how long to do the same?
From the TPM, Ted Cruz was born in Canada to an American mother, Ted Cruz became an instant U.S. citizen. But under Canadian law, he also became a citizen of that country the moment he was born. The popular Conservative Republican is most likely paving the way for a 2016 run for President. This is going to open up an interesting debate. Those that went out of their way to back Barack Obama in his birth certificate fight will now oppose Ted Cruz. And those who went against Obama will now defend Cruz. It would appear that if it was good for Obama, it is also good for Cruz.
In an effort to repudiate suggestions that he is ineligible to be president of the United States, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) released his birth certificate Sunday to The Dallas Morning News.
The birth certificate confirmed that the Texas Republican was born Dec. 22, 1970 in Calgary, Alberta. Because he was born to an American mother, Cruz instantly became an American citizen. But he also immediately became a Canadian citizen under the country’s law. Given his dual citizenship, Cruz could not only launch a White House bid, but he could also run for Canadian Parliament. According to legal experts, he’ll remain a citizen of both countries unless he renounces his citizenship.