So apparently Ted Cruz has dual citizenship, if anyone actually cares (actually, the people who probably care are his base), but I’ve not seen one Democrat make an issue about this other than to snicker and laugh. So when I saw this on CNN, it honked me off:
“Senator Cruz became a U.S. citizen at birth, and he never had to go through a naturalization process after birth to become a U.S. citizen,” spokeswoman Catherine Frazier told the newspaper. “To our knowledge, he never had Canadian citizenship, so there is nothing to renounce.”
The recent debate has invoked the controversial “birther” movement that questioned President Barack Obama’s eligibility for president. He put the issue to rest in 2011 when he released his long-form birth certificate proving he was born in Hawaii–though a small amount of conspiracists still maintain doubt about the president’s place of birth.
The link to this story on the CNN homepage had the teaser- “New Birther Controversy?” complete with Cavuto mark. Because, you know, Ted Cruz voluntarily releasing his birth certificate and everyone yawning is the same as a sustained multi-year effort to delegitimize President Obama while asserting he is Kenyan and blah blah blah. Also, too, both sides do it.
Not sure how this country survives this current media environment.