Texas senator Ted Cruz was born in Canada, and the question of whether or not that would disqualify him for president is up in the air, legally speaking. But Cruz doesn’t consider it a problem at all, and neither do his supporters. One Cruz supporter even defended the senator by saying that Canada’s not even really “foreign soil.”
Cruz is officially renouncing his Canadian citizenship, and this week he released his birth certificate just to clear the air. Whatever 2016 ambitions he does or doesn’t have are clearly not going to be stopped by this little bump in the road. Cruz even joked on Thursday about the controversy, telling the audience sarcastically, “I am secretly a citizen of Ethiopia.”
Cruz has a groundswell of conservative support, should he try to run. But here’s how one woman defended Cruz’s presidential eligibility:
“Well, as far as I’m concerned, Canada’s not really foreign soil. You know, that’s the way I look at it.”
One can only assume she meant to say Canada is on the same continent as the United States and not on real foreign soil like Ethiopia.
Watch the video below, via The Texas Tribune:
h/t Raw Story
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