Sen. Cruz formally gives up Canadian citizenship
"Being a U.S. Senator representing Texas, it makes sense he should be only an American citizen," Frazier said in an email.
Cruz, 43, was born in Calgary, Alberta, in 1970, while his parents were working in the oil business there. His mother, Eleanor, is from Delaware, while his father, Rafael, is a Cuban became a U.S. citizen in 2005.
Though he has been in office only about 18 months, Cruz helped lead last year's partial government shutdown and has become a conservative grass-roots champion.
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