Florida Congressman Alan Grayson, who’s running for the Democratic primary for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Marco Rubio, said earlier this week that if U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz gets elected president, he’ll file a lawsuit against the Texas Republican.
At about the three-minute mark, Grayson brought up the Republican presidential candidates to Fox News Radio host Alan Colmes. Grayson said of the GOP field that “it’s not the biggest loser that they’re picking, but the biggest bigot.”
Colmes lobbed Cruz’s Canadian birth over the net, and Grayson slammed it back to the host.
“The Constitution says natural-born American. So now we’re counting Canadians as natural-born Americans? How does that work?” he asked.
“I’m waiting for the moment that he gets the nomination and then I will file that beautiful lawsuit saying that he’s unqualified for the job because he’s ineligible,” he continued. “Call me crazy but I think the President of America should be an American.”
Well, he’s been called “crazy” before, so this should be nothing new for him. Even the far-left “Mother Jones” felt compelled to publish his “Six Most Outrageous Quotes.”
Listen to the exchange, via Fox News Radio.
Social media soon picked up on it.
Sen. John McCain, who was the Republican presidential nominee in 2008, was born in the Panama Canal Zone.
@TPM Alan Grayson has been and always will be an asshat.
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Article Two of the U.S. Constitution provides:
No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.
The Constitution fails to define the phrase, however, case law has held that “natural born” includes anyone born subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, including those born in the United States, those born to U.S. citizen parents in foreign countries, and those born in other situations meeting the legal requirements for U.S. citizenship “at birth,” according to the Congressional Research Service.
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