Over the last few weeks, controversy has swirled around Texas Senator Ted Cruz over whether or not he is a “natural born citizen” and therefore eligible to be president of the United States.
The controversy stems from the fact that Cruz was born in Canada to a mother who was an American citizen, which raises the question of whether he is “natural born” or not since he was not born on U.S. soil.
Cruz and his team undoubtedly hoped the Republican National Committee would step in and back him up on this issue, but that has turned out not to be the case. According to Conservative Tribune, RNC chair Reince Priebus told Time magazine that he will not be commenting on this issue.
“A topic in the news today Ted Cruz was born in Canada. Is he constitutionally eligible to be President?” Pries was asked.
“Listen, I don’t get involved,” Priebus responded. “I’m not going to get in the middle of all these candidate issues. It’s a bad place for me to be. I’ll let all these folks argue about this stuff, and I’m going to stay out of it.”
This will obviously come as horrible news to Cruz. The RNC could have put this issue to rest with a definitive statement about Cruz’s eligibility, but they did not do that. With this statement, the RNC ensured that Cruz will face questions about his eligibility all through his campaign.
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