Ted Cruz: “I Will Renounce Any Canadian Citizenship”

Aug 20, 2013
9:39 AM

After The Dallas Morning News reported Sunday that Senator Ted Cruz (R) was a dual citizen of the United States and Canada, Cruz issued a statement to the Associated Press that POLITICO reported:


On Monday, Cruz said he would renounce his Canadian citizenship. “I got my U.S. passport in high school,” he said in a statement reported by the Associated Press.

“Because I was a U.S. citizen at birth, because I left Calgary when I was 4 and have lived my entire life since then in the U.S., and because I have never taken affirmative steps to claim Canadian citizenship, I assumed that was the end of the matter. Now The Dallas Morning News says that I may technically have dual citizenship. 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.”

FYI, Cruz was born in Canada.