Birther 2.0? An 85-year old attorney says “natural born citizen” has never been defined, and only the Supreme Court can do so.Â
Ted Cruz has never hidden the fact that even though he’s an American citizen he was born in Canada to a mother from Delaware and a father from Cuba. In fact, it’s part of his stump speech, including how his father left the family but came back because he found God. Cruz grew up in Texas and the rest is history.
Or is it?
Today a Houston, Texas attorney filed suit in federal district court insisting Senator Cruz is not eligibleÂ to be President of the United States because he was not “natural born,” one of the few qualifications for president the Constitution demands.Â Newton B. Schwartz, Sr., in a 28 page complaint is demanding only the U.S. Supreme Court can decide if Cruz is eligible, becauseÂ “natural born” has never been defined.
â€œThis 229-year question has never been pled, presented to or finally decided by or resolved by the U.S. Supreme Court,â€ Schwartz’s suit says. â€œOnly the U.S. Supreme Court can finally decide, determine judicially and settle this issue now.â€
In his suit,Â Schwartz insists theÂ “entire nation cannot afford such constitutionally confusion and uncertainties overhangings [sic] the electorate process.”
â€œIf he gets cleared, he gets cleared,â€ Schwartz said. â€œLetâ€™s just get this thing settled before the primaries and the convention and the election.â€
The issue of Cruz’s citizenship is far different than the birther conspiracy theories that the Tea Party for nearly a decade has spread. Respected constitutional lawyers and professors have weighed in on both sides, so clearly there is room for debate.Â
But not in Cruz’s mind.
â€œThereâ€™s nothing to this birther issue,â€ Cruz said during Thursday night’s GOP debate, and attack Donald Trump for even bringing it up. â€œSince September, the Constitution hasnâ€™t changed. But the poll numbers have. I recognize that Donald is dismayed that his poll numbers are falling in Iowa. But the facts and the law are really clear. Under longstanding U.S. law, the child of a U.S. citizen abroad is a natural born citizen.â€
Ironically, Cruz supports denying citizenship to children born in the U.S. to parents who are not American citizens. The Constitution is quite clear on that issue.
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Supreme Court Responds Trump’s Request to Block Access to White House Records: ‘Denied’
The U.S. Supreme Court has ended Donald Trump’s multiple attempts to block access to documents from his years in the White House, telling the former president, request “denied.”
Trump had tried to block the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack from gaining access to those records. The Supreme Court, three of its six conservatives appointed by Trump himself, rejected his demand.
“Trump had lost efforts in two lower federal courts to block the panel from getting more than 700 pages of records,” CNBC reports. “He had argued that he had the authority as a former president to invoke executive privilege to prevent disclosure of the records.”
The vote reportedly was 8-1, with Justice Clarence Thomas the only one to side with Trump.
‘You Always Ask Me the Nicest Questions’: Biden Takes Down Doocy as Press Conference Nears End
About 90 minutes into President Joe Biden’s press conference, just as it was about to end, Fox News’ Peter Doocy called out a question and the President was only too happy to indulge him.
“You always ask me the nicest questions,” President Biden jovially responded to Doocy’s yelling, adding: “None of them make a lot of sense to me.”
Apparently desperate to prove him wrong, the Fox News correspondent declared, “Why are you trying in your first year so hard to pull the country so far to the left?”
President Biden didn’t get angry. He merely replied, “Well, I’m not.”
“I don’t know what you consider to be ‘too far to the left,'” President Biden continued, proceeding to rattle off a list of accomplishments that are pretty well-received and supported.
“In fact, we’re talking about making sure that we had the money for COVID making sure we had the money to put together the bipartisan infrastructure and making sure we’re able to provide for those things that in fact, we significantly reduced the burden on working class people but make them have to continue to work hard. I don’t know how that is pointed to the left. If you may recall. I, you guys have been trying to convince me that I am Bernie Sanders. I’m not, I like him but I’m not Bernie Sanders. I’m not a socialist. I’m a mainstream Democrat and I have been.”
“48 of the 50 Democrats supported me in the Senate on virtually every thing I’ve asked.”
President Biden then continued to take questions for a total of nearly two hours. The press conference is ongoing as of this publishing.
Fox News' Peter Doocy: "Why are you trying so hard in your first year to pull the country so far to the left?"
Biden: "Well, I'm not … I'm not Bernie Sanders, I'm not a socialist, I'm a mainstream Democrat." pic.twitter.com/m7bj4Hq1nU
— The Recount (@therecount) January 19, 2022
‘Name Me One Thing’: Biden Blasts Republicans for Not Being ‘For’ Anything
During his press conference Wednesday afternoon President Joe Biden blasted the Republican Party, suggesting they stand for nothing.
“Think about this: What are Republicans for?” the President asked. “What are they for? Name me one thing they’re for.”
“And so, the problem here is, I think what I have to do,” Biden said, noting a change in tactics, “I have to make clear to the American people what we are for,” referring to his Democratic Party.
Republicans during the 2020 presidential election literally stood for nothing: they didn’t bother to craft a 2020 platform.
“What are Republicans for? What are they for? Name me one thing they’re for.” — President Biden pic.twitter.com/b9V8NwUzwC
— The Recount (@therecount) January 19, 2022
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