Rep. Alan Grayson: Trump Is Right, I'm Going To Take Cruz To Court For Being Canadian If He Is Nominee


In the online-only Overtime portion of HBO's Real Time with host Bill Maher, guest panelist Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) said he would take Ted Cruz to court if he is the Republican nominee because he does not believe the Texas Senator is legally able to become president because he was born in Canada.

"You are the one who is going to bring hte lawsuit against Ted Cruz that Donald Trump keeps talking about?" Maher quizzed Grayson.

"If he's the nominee, yeah," Grayson said.

"When Donald Trump says, 'I'm not going to sue him, but the Democrats will,' he means you," Maher said, pointing to the Florida Congressman.

"He actually mentioned me, yeah," Grayson responded to mild applause.

"He relies upon his mother to establish his citizenship," Grayson explained. "He was born in Canada. He says he is a natural born citizen of the United States because his mother was a citizen. But his mother was actually a registered voter in Canada."

Fellow panelist Liz Mair, a Republican commentator, told Grayson that his premise is "crazy."

"What's not crazy is to defend the Constitution," Grayson said. "It's the Constitution we're talking about here. The Constitution says if you're less than 35 years old, you can't be president. I'm sorry, but there are a lot of people less than 35 -- Mark Zuckerberg's is less than 35 years old. He can't be president. George W. Bush, elected."

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