The 'Birthers' Just Found A New Target: Marco Rubio
Rubio's lawyers are fighting off a lawsuit claiming the senator isn't a "natural born citizen."By Eugene Daniels | January 14, 2016
And the "birther" claims just keep on coming. Now, it's Sen. Marco Rubio's turn.
Rubio's lawyers are in court this week fighting claims the senator can't run for president because he isn't a "natural born citizen." A lawsuit alleges that because his parents weren't U.S. citizens until four years after his birth, he is ineligible to run under Article 2 of the Constitution. That article basically says you have to be "natural born" to be president but doesn't actually define what that means. (Video via Marco Rubio for President)
Rubio's citizenship has been contested before. The question popped up in the 2012 election when rumors swirled that Rubio was a potential running mate for Mitt Romney.