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John McCain Goes Birther: Doesn't Know If Ted Cruz Is Eligible For Presidency

John McCain believes there may be a difference being born on an American military base, like he was and being born on foreign soil, like Ted Cruz was.
John McCain Goes Birther: Doesn't Know If Ted Cruz Is Eligible For Presidency

Yea baby, this is getting good. Donald Trump has been playing the birther card with Ted Cruz, saying some people are saying he may have a problem with the Supreme Court if he became president because he was born in Canada and Ann Coulter backed him up in a tweet.

That's not surprising since she's a staunch Trump supporter, but now Senator John McCain has jumped into the fray and questioned Ted Cruz's eligibility too.

Buzzfeed:

Arizona Sen. John McCain said he doesn’t know if the Canadian-born Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is eligible to be president, saying the Supreme Court might have to decide if Cruz is eligible to be president.

“I don’t know the answer to that,” said McCain on the Chris Merrill Show on KFYI550 on Wednesday of Cruz’s eligibility. “I know it came up in my race because I was born in Panama, but I was born in the Canal Zone which is a territory. Barry Goldwater was born in Arizona when it was a territory when he ran in 1964.

“Yeah, it was a U.S. military base,” continued McCain about his own birth. “That’s different from being born on foreign soil so I think there is a question. I am not a Constitutional scholar on that, but I think it’s worth looking into. I don’t think it’s illegitimate to look into it.”

“I would think so,” McCain added, when asked if Cruz should try to get ahead of eligibility issues, saying he got ahead of questions about his birth in the Canal Zone.

“It may be, that may be the case,” McCain said of the Supreme Court deciding the meaning of being a “natural born” citizen.

We know McCain has no love for the wacko bird from Texas, but this is pretty hysterical just the same.


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