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Must be something about spending so much time so far north...
So, first the bad news: In the wake of revelations that he was in fact a citizen of both Canada and the United States, Ted Cruz has made his choice. And, sadly, it's not our neighbors to the north.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) announced Monday evening that he will renounce his Canadian citizenship, less than 24 hours after a newspaper pointed out that the Canadian-born senator likely maintains dual citizenship.
“Now the Dallas Morning News says that I may technically have dual citizenship,” Cruz said in a statement. “Assuming that is true, then sure, I will renounce any Canadian citizenship. Nothing against Canada, but I’m an American by birth and as a U.S. senator; I believe I should be only an American.”
I guess this puts Cruz in a similar position as Michele Bachmann, who renounced her Swiss citizenship last year—and once again, we are the losers, because we keep on getting stuck with lunatics who say things like this:
Asked about the possibility of impeaching President Obama, Ted Cruz did not rule it out.
In a question and answer session following a speech he gave at a Montgomery County GOP dinner last night, an audience member asked Cruz, “Why don’t we impeach him [Obama]?”
“It’s a good question,” Cruz responded, “and I’ll tell you the simplest answer: To successfully impeach a president you need the votes in the U.S. Senate.”
Uh, I'm pretty sure there's more to it than that, and I'm not just talking about the technical fact that the "sole Power of Impeachment" rests with the House of Representatives and that the Senate's responsibility is "to try all Impeachments." I'm also talking about the fact that you need to a legitimate reason to remove a president, and it needs to be more than "I want to defund Obamacare." If Cruz really thinks the impeachment process is just about having enough votes, maybe he should go back to Canada.