(THE HILL) Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Tuesday sidestepped questions about fellow Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) eligibility to run for president, saying he was not a “birther.”

“You won’t find me questioning his eligibility. I decided a long time ago I wasn’t going to be a birther for Democrats. I’m not a birther for Republicans,” said Paul, who is seen as a potential presidential contender, about his possible 2016 rival in an interview on CNN. “I’m just staying out of that one.”

Cruz was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban-born father, leading some to question if he is constitutionally eligible to be commander-in-chief.

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