- The Washington Times - Friday, November 27, 2015

Rep. Alan Grayson said Wednesday that he plans to file suit if Sen. Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, wins the Republican presidential nomination.

Speaking with liberal Fox News radio host Alan Colmes, Mr. Grayson, a Florida Democrat, called the 2016 Republican presidential lineup “appalling.”

“It’s resolved itself into this weird reality show. It’s not ‘The Biggest Loser’ that they’re choosing, it’s ‘The Biggest Bigot,’” he said.

Mr. Colmes asked if all of the GOP candidates are bigots.

“Well show me one who represents the exception here,” Mr. Grayson responded. “In a sense I guess Cruz is not technically that way, because he’s technically not even an American.”

“Well, his mother was born here,” Mr. Colmes replied, “though it’s interesting to me that the people who had a problem with Obama’s birth certificate don’t have a problem with Ted Cruz who literally was born in another country. And he renounced his Canadian citizenry.”

Mr. Grayson added, “The Constitution says natural-born Americans, so now we’re counting Canadians as natural-born Americans? How does that work? I’m waiting for the moment that he gets the nomination and then I will file that beautiful lawsuit saying that he’s unqualified for the job because he’s in eligible.”

Asked if he’s serious about his threat to sue, Mr. Grayson said “Absolutely. Call me crazy but I think the president of America should be an American.”

“Even the anchor babies actually are born here. He doesn’t even meet that qualification,” he added.

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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