Last August, Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz promised to renounce his Canadian citizenship before the end of the year. Well, he lied. He is still a dual citizen of the US and Canada.
When asked recently about it, Cruz claimed that his lawyers are still preparing the paperwork. But immigration attorneys say that renouncing Canadian citizenship is fast and easy, and no way would it take this much time unless there is some security or mental health issue. So either Cruz is (again) lying or he is a security or mental health risk. (I would vote for the latter.)
And yet the Tea Party Birther faithful still want Cruz to run for president.
To be honest, I don’t actually care about Cruz’s citizenship. But how hypocritical is it for the same people who have spent years screaming about Obama being unqualified to be president to have no problem with Cruz being a Canadian citizen?
My favorite tea party comment, ‘I don’t really think of Canada as a different country!’.
Personally, I wouldn’t vote for Cruz for any reason. And the hypocrisy of the TP is unbelievable. Spot on IK. My advice to him would be to keep the dual citizenship, in case things don’t go well for him here, I’m sure they need a politician up north somewhere.
We most certainly do not “need” a Ted Cruz in the Canadian political system. I am all for the removal of his citizenship, in terms of the US election system, the damage is done. I think the technical term for what i’m trying to propose is “no give-backs”.
We have enough crazies up here anyways (Rob Ford, Parti Quebecois, etc.)
Sorry Diogenes, I wasn’t trying to pawn him off on our friends to the north. But it was worth a try 🙂
I’m going to hold out hope that the Tea Party has suddenly become more nuanced and accepting.