By Joshua M. Patton. In 2013 there was a somewhat-funny story about how Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz discovered he was a Canadian citizen and then immediately renounced his Canadian citizenship, because: ‘Murica.
He has since released his birth certificate, perhaps hoping to stave off the citizenship questions orbiting his nascent campaign for President.
Ted Cruz’s mother was an American which makes Ted Cruz an American, meaning he can run for President all he likes. However, because politics are funny like that, Cruz finds himself in the same boat as President Obama, in that some people think he’s not eligible to be President*.
As you can see in the video above, the ladies of The View had a little fun at Cruz’s expense. Rosie Perez seemed to think it would be “a huge issue” because of the birther movement. Since his likely voters probably consist of those who still think President Obama is a Kenyan-born secret-Muslim, it is unclear if this reverse-birtherism is actually a boon for his campaign or one of his opponents. (Read more from “People Called for Ted Cruz’s Birth Certificate Because He’s Canadian” HERE)
Ted Cruz Enlists Christians for White House Bid
By Gary Robertson/Thomson. Casting himself as the leader of a grassroots army, Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz made an explicit appeal to Christian conservatives on Monday as he became the first major figure to jump into the 2016 U.S. presidential race.
Cruz’s unyielding tactics in Washington have made him a hero to many on the Tea Party right and a thorn in the side of the Republican establishment. Seeking to break into the front ranks of candidates, Cruz solicited the support of born-again Christians who play a major role in states with early nominating contests.
Speaking at Liberty University, a Christian school founded by televangelist Jerry Falwell, Cruz discussed his Baptist faith in personal terms and urged religious conservatives who have sat out recent elections to get off the sidelines.
“Imagine instead millions of people of faith all across America coming out to the polls and voting our values,” he said. (Read more from this story HERE)