Leading Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Threatens
To Sue Canadian-Born Cruz Over Article II Ineligibility
Leading 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump threatened to sue Canadian-born Ted Cruz for not being a "natural born Citizen" if Canadian-born Cruz does not stop the cheating and dirty tricks.
In related news, another Article II ineligibility lawsuit was filed in Alabama against Canadian-born Cruz.
Donald Trump via Twitter:
"If @TedCruz doesn’t clean up his act, stop cheating, & doing negative ads, I have standing to sue him for not being a natural born citizen."
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The Texan may eventually get to make that case in court, as voters in Alabama filed a Cruz-related lawsuit Feb. 3 in a district court. They seek a judgment “declaring that Rafael Edward Cruz is ineligible to qualify/run/seek and be elected to the Office of the President of the United States of America,” due to his Canadian birth, the Hill reported Friday.
Plaintiffs Sebastian Green, Shannon Duncan, Kathryn Spears, Kyle Spears and Jerry Parker do not all back Trump in the Republican primary, their attorney, Thomas Drake, told the website.
“The only thing they can agree on is Mr. Cruz is not eligible to be president,” Drake said.
The lawsuit cites Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution, which states, “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.”
Under that clause, the plaintiffs claim, “Cruz is not a ‘natural-born’ citizen of the United States of America.”
“Mr. Cruz was born in Canada, and obviously Canada is not a territory or protectorate of the United States, it’s not dominion of the United States,” Drake told the Hill.
“And as such, when he was born, at the moment of his birth, location determined his status, and his status was that of a natural-born Canadian citizen,” he added.
“You cannot be a natural-born or native-born citizen of two countries.” [...] WND.
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