Rubio: "Pattern of Deception" From Cruz Campaign; "Has to Be Accountability"


In a Monday morning press conference, Marco Rubio responds to the latest "dirty trick" (or campaign-foul) from the Ted Cruz team, after a staffer of Cruz's posted and deleted an incorrectly subtitled version of the video below, 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.

This incident follows other accusations of untrustworthiness against Cruz from Ben Carson and Donald Trump.

MARCO RUBIO: I know exactly what I said to the man, I said the answer to every question you'll ever have are in that book, and then I pointed to the Book of Proverbs, which he was reading and said, "especially that one."

Which is a book of wisdom. For them to take a video and transcribe words on it that are the complete opposite of what I said, it is incredibly disturbing.

You guys have to see it? It is every single day something comes out of the Cruz campaign that is deceptive and untrue, and in this case attacks my faith.

So I understand, I guess one of their spokesmen apologizes, and I accept it, but this is a pattern now.

Rubio said that the staffer needs to be fired: "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."

"I want to apologize to Senator Marco Rubio for posting an inaccurate story about him here earlier today," Cruz spokesman Rick Tyler wrote on Facebook late last night. "The story misquoted a remark the Senator made to the staffer. I assumed wrongly that the story was correct. I've deleted the post because I would not knowingly post a false story."

Below: A copy of the video with incorrect subtitles.

Show commentsHide Comments

Latest Political Videos

Video Archives