Ted Cruz’s wife Heidi defended the Texas senator against claims his Canadian birth may make him ineligible to be president, after being asked on a local radio station in Iowa whether she was “sleeping with a an immigrant.”
“I feel silly bringing this up, but I guess it’s out there and it’s being used as a tool,” the host of a radio show on station 1400AM KVFD, said last week, as surfaced by Buzzfeed Monday. “Mrs. Cruz — Heidi Cruz, Would you please respond to the fact of whether you’re sleeping with a, uh, uh, uh, uh, an immigrant?”
Heidi Cruz, who is on unpaid leave from her job at Goldman Sachs to pitch in on her husbands campaign, laughed at the question and referenced “a funny post on the Internet that the Canadians saying, ‘don’t worry he’s 100% American.'”
“So I think that can partly settled the question,” she said.
She added that the question of whether Ted Cruz — who was born in Canada to an American mother — qualifies as a natural born citizen “is not hotly contested in the law.”
“There a few liberal professors out there who are trying to stir this up,” she said.