Just when you thought birthers were relegated to the trash heap of history, the news media finds a new use for them in the Ted Cruz candidacy. No less than US News and World Report has an article up: “Ted Cruz Inherits ‘Birthers’ With Presidential Bid” quoting the birther queen herself, Orly Taitz:
Orly Taitz, a leading and litigious member of what became known as the “birther” movement during Obama’s presidency, says she likes Cruz, but she probably will file a lawsuit if he becomes president without a federal judge declaring him natural born.
“I’m very consistent in what I’m saying: I’m saying there’s the same issue with Obama and Ted Cruz,” she says.
USNWR even tried to get a comment from Sheriff Arpaio, for reasons that completely escape me. They raise the possibility of a Senate Resolution on the Cruz eligibility, a la John McCain and S. Res. 511.