The New Jersey-born restaurant owner, 51, tweeted:
Citizens of Canada I hope you're not loosing sleep over this. U.S. Sen Ted Cruz says he will renounce Canadian citizenship.— Tom Colicchio (@tomcolicchio) August 20, 2013
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released his birth certificate Sunday to the Dallas Morning News showing he was born in Canada to an American mother.
On Monday, Cruz said in a statement that if the Dallas Morning News’ report was true, then “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.”