Ted Cruz is defending his citizenship once again. While the Texas republican senator is trying to dismiss talk of a possible run for the White House in 2016, Cruz walked into another loaded question. Could he actually be eligible for the presidency? On a Sunday talk show, again, he adamantly said yes. Despite being born in Canada, Cruz says the fact is very clear his mother is a US citizen and is not up for debate. Ted Cruz, who is a favorite among tea party members, has ruffled feathers in Washington with ultra-conservative stances on immigration, the tax code and gun rights.