• Trump to Cruz: Democrats Will Bring Lawsuit Against You If You’re Nominee

    Ted Cruz attacked Donald Trump on the birther issue in a much anticipated showdown during Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate.

    “Back in September, my friend Donald said he had his lawyers look at this in every which way. There was nothing to this birther issue,” Cruz said at the debate sponsored by the Fox Business Network.

    “Since September, the Constitution hasn’t changed,” the Texas Senator added. “But the poll numbers have.”

    Cruz argued that under some theories Trump would be ineligible to serve in the White House because his mother was born in Scotland.

    “The legal issue is quite straightforward but I would note that the birther theories that Donald has been relying on, some of the more extreme ones insist that you must not only be born on U.S. soil, but have two parents on U.S. soil,” Cruz continued.

    “Under that theory, not only would I be disqualified, Marco Rubio would be disqualified, Bobby Jindal would be disqualified, and interestingly enough, Donald J. Trump would be disqualified because Donald’s mother was born in Scotland.”

    “On the issue of citizenship, Donald, I’m not going to use your mother’s birth against you,” Cruz added.

    Trump said that he is worried about choosing Cruz as his vice presidential candidates because Democrats would sue if Cruz were on the Republican ticket and  their party’s chances of winning at risk.

    “There’s a big question mark on your head,” Trump told his rival. “The Democrats are going to bring a lawsuit.”

    He urged Cruz, who is a lawyer, to ask a court to put the question to rest.

    “I’m not going to be taking legal advice from Donald Trump,” Cruz retorted.

    The billionaire businessman and Cruz have been on largely friendly territory for much of the campaign season, but that’s changed, however, as polls show Cruz and Trump are neck in neck in Iowa ahead of the February 1 caucuses.

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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