This post was written by Connor Balough
Heidi Cruz herself stated numerous times today that Ted Cruz is an immigrant, and can relate to those who immigrated to the nation.
At a campaign stop just days before the critical Indiana primary, Heidi Cruz, wife of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, said one of her husband’s strengths in the campaign is that he “is an immigrant.”
“Ted is an immigrant,” Mrs. Cruz said, emphasizing the word “is.” “He is Hispanic.”
Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada but who is an American citizen by birth, has come under withering fire from rival Donald Trump over his Canadian birth. Trump has questioned whether Cruz is constitutionally eligible to be president. (Most legal experts believe there is no question that Cruz is, but the matter has not been litigated.) And Trump has mocked Cruz, whose given name is Rafael Edward Cruz and whose mother is American and whose father is Cuban, over the circumstances of his birth.
“Rafael! Straight outta the hills of Canada,” Trump said at a rally in Connecticut last week. “Was a Canadian citizen until 14, 15 months ago. And then he ran for the Senate. You know, you’re registered as a Canadian citizen. He says, ‘Oh, I’d never do that.’ He never knew he was a Canadian! I can’t believe that.”