In a move that surely will shock this country to its very core, Senator Ted Cruz finally had his Canadian citizenship terminated. I imagine Canada is happier than Ted is.
Alberta-born Sen. Ted Cruz has given up his Canadian dual citizenship. The renunciation became official on May 14, roughly 9 months after he learned he wasn’t only an American.Cruz received notification by mail on Tuesday at his home in Houston.
“He’s pleased to receive the notification and glad to have this process finalized,” said spokeswoman Catherine Frazier.
Cruz’s birth in Canada was never a secret. But it proved a political liability, with detractors taunting him as “Canadian Ted” and critics suggesting that his birthplace made him ineligible to run for president.
The dual citizenship came as a surprise to Cruz and his parents when The Dallas Morning News reported on it last August.
The senator provided a copy of his Canadian birth certificate at the time. He vowed almost immediately to shed his Canadian citizenship, and promised to tell The News first as soon as he succeeded.
“Nothing against Canada, but I’m an American by birth and as a U.S. senator, I believe I should be only an American,” he said the day of the initial report.
I've seen ludicrous things before, but this is really f*&king stupid. It's not like Canada is a hotbed of Kenyan, Muslim, anti-American haters. And his Tea Party supporters could care less about his Canadian roots, much like Conservatives didn't mind Mitt Romney's Mexican roots.
Here's his renunciation letter.