Boris Johnson stunned the world this week when he withdrew from the campaign to become Britain’s next prime minister. The shaggy-haired member of Parliament was one of the driving forces behind the country’s decision to abandon the European Union and had been a prime candidate to take the political reins from outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron.

His fall from grace is the latest chapter in a Shakespearean political drama that has left many pundits wondering what Johnson’s next act could possibly be.

One thought: America.

Johnson was born in New York, and that makes him a U.S. citizen. Yes, you read that right. The man behind the Brexit, or British exit from the E.U., the referendum that is changing the course of European history and threatening to tear apart the United Kingdom, is actually an American.