You had to know it was coming. The Fox Business News commentators brought it up. “The Donald” brought it up.
The left-wing media is having conniption fits about it. And, the Democrat Party smear machine is going into high gear about it.
The issue of Ted Cruz’s eligibility to be President of the United States is bringing out all kinds of kooks and nuts.
Now, an ethically tainted, geriatric, Bernie Sanders-loving, Texas lawyer has decided to take things a step further.
The Hill Reports:
A Texas attorney has filed a lawsuit questioning Ted Cruz’s eligibility to serve as president.
The federal case filed in Texas argues that the question must be presented to the Supreme Court for fair adjudication instead of left up to popular consensus.
“The U.S. Constitution is not a popularity document for fair weather only,” says the lawsuit filed by Newton Schwartz.
“However persuasive one finds each side in this debate, the final decision ultimately rests in the hands of five or more of nine Justices on the Supreme Court as mandated by the Constitution.”
Bloomberg News first reported on the suit, which challenges Cruz’s standing because he was born in Canada to an American mother.
The suit argues that the constitutional mandate that the president must be a “natural-born citizen” has never been settled in court and warned that the “mounting questionings crescendo” must be settled as soon as possible. It goes on to note the “persistent doubt” about President Obama’s eligibility.
In his closing, Schwartz warns that the failure to hear the case could amount to another Bush v. Gore situation, where a contested election ended up in the hands of the Supreme Court.
Donald Trump has repeatedly questioned Cruz’s eligibility for the White House in the run-up to the Iowa caucuses, on Feb. 1. The two sparred over the issue during Thursday night’s debate, with Trump warning that the threat of similar lawsuits could jeopardize the Texas senator’s bid.
But Cruz shot back by arguing that by the most extreme “birther” theories, Trump himself wouldn’t be eligible because his mother was born in Scotland.
This “birther” nonsense shows the fear the RINOs and the Democrats have of Cruz’s candidacy. The fearless Senator from Texas hasn’t been shy in taking on both Democrats and Republicans in both his Senate career and in the campaign.
For his part, Cruz defended himself vigorously at last night’s debate from Trump’s accusations.
Perhaps, that attack, having failed, has led to Cruz’s enemies taking this next step with the lawsuit.
Newsmax has more:
Cruz, the son of an American mother and a Cuban father, was born in Canada — a fact that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has gleefully made hay of in recent weeks.
Cruz’s campaign insists he is eligible, but the suit argues that a United States president must be a “natural-born citizen.”
During Thursday’s GOP debate, Cruz insisted: “Since September, the Constitution hasn’t changed. But the poll numbers have. I recognize that Donald…