Cruz: I Fired Rick Tyler For Spreading "False" Story About Rubio and The Bible


Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz holds a press conference and explained why he asked for the resignation of campaign spokesman Rick Tyler this afternoon.

"I asked for Rick Tyler's resignation. I had made clear in this campaign that we will conduct this campaign with the very highest standards of integrity. That is how we have conducted it since day one," Cruz said.

As RealClearPolitics reported earlier, Tyler posted and deleted an incorrectly subtitled version of a video, in which Marco Rubio is said to say that there are "no" answers to life's questions in the the Bible, rather than "all" of the answers. The Rubio campaign responded with a video showing Rubio actually praising the Bible for providing answers, instead of the opposite.

Rubio called for "accountability" from the Cruz campaign Monday morning.

"There has to be some level of accountability. Otherwise, you're sending a message to the people who work for you, 'go out and do anything you want, and if you get caught we'll just apologize but we'll keep doing it.' That seems to be what's happening here," Rubio said at a media availability.

"Even if it was true, we are not a campaign that is going to question the faith of another candidate. Even if it was true, I campaign shouldn't have sent it and that's why I asked for Rick Tyler's resignation," Cruz said today.

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