Nigerian Americans Offended by Senator’s Joke

A comment made in jest by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz has offended some Nigerians in the United States.

During an appearance in his home state of Texas this week, the Republican Party lawmaker referenced what he called “Nigerian e-mail scammers. ”

Senator Cruz was speaking about technical glitches on a new U.S. government web site that have prevented Americans from buying health insurance under the Affordable Health Care Act, or “Obamacare.”

Mr. Cruz, who has voiced opposition …