Cruz With Two Citizenships

Senator Ted Cruz is a tea-party favorite. He is a strong protector and champion of second amendment rights, and is hard on conservative values. Cruz’s father is from Cuba, and it is no secret that he may have hopes for a 2016 presidential run. A reporter from the Dallas Morning News asked him for his birth certificate, and he gave it to them without a thought. What the newspaper found, however, was that Cruz was born in Canada and therefore has dual citizenship. There was a big to do about President Obama’s citizenship, and speculation that he was not American and therefore could not be president. Senator Cruz, now, is facing the same media fire. He said in a statement to the Associated Press, “Because I was a U.S. citizen at birth, because I left Calgary when I was 4 and have lived my entire life since then in the U.S., and because I have never taken affirmative steps to claim Canadian citizenship, I assumed that was the end of the matter,” he added. “Now The Dallas Morning News says that I may technically have dual citizenship. Assuming that is true, then sure, I will renounce any Canadian citizenship. Nothing against Canada, but I’m an American by birth and as a U.S. Senator, I believe I should be only an American.”