The 2012 Republican nominee, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, weighed in on the controversy over GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz’s birthplace.
Romney posted on Twitter on Friday:
.@tedcruz is a “natural born citizen.” Obama too. Even George Romney. This isn’t the issue you’re looking for.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) January 8, 2016
Cruz was born in Canada, but his mother was reportedly a U.S. citizen. Legal scholars have argued that makes him a “natural born” citizen and able to run for President of the United States.