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Cruz’s wife asked if she’s ‘sleeping with an immigrant’

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Heidi Cruz was asked if she’s “sleeping with an immigrant” in an interview with an Iowa radio station last week.

{mosads}Cruz was speaking with local radio station 1400AM KVFD when she was asked about the citizenship of her husband, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who is running for president, according to BuzzFeed News

“Would you please respond to the fact of whether you’re sleeping with a — an immigrant?” the radio host asked Cruz. 

“There was a funny post on the Internet that the Canadians said, ‘don’t worry he’s 100 percent American,’ so I think that can partly settle the question,” she answered after laughing at the question. 

“This is not hotly contested in the law,” Cruz continued. “There are [a] few liberal professors out there who are trying to stir this up, but there is a definition of a natural born citizen, and Ted fits that definition. He was born to an American mother in a foreign country.” 

Cruz reminded the radio host that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Mitt Romney’s father “had the exact same circumstance.” 

“Romney’s father ran for president; he was born in Mexico on a ranch in Mexico,” Cruz said. “McCain was born in Panama and not on the base — not on the American base in Panama. He was born in a hospital in Panama City. He ran for president.” 

“There is no case here,” Cruz added later. 

GOP front-runner Donald Trump has repeatedly questioned Ted Cruz’s citizenship since he was born in Canada.

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