Published On: Tue, Feb 23rd, 2016

Ted Cruz fires staffer Rick Tyler for tweeting bogus Marco Rubio story, then Rubio lies about it

Senator Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign faced more turmoil on Monday as Cruz fired his chief spokesman, Rick Tyler, for retweeting a misleading video of Senator Marco Rubio

The video in a hotel lobby show Rubio and a Cruz staffer holding a Bible talking with Rubio as the Florida senator allegedly suggested that there  “not many answers” in the Bible. Tyler, posted the video on Facebook and Twitter on Sunday, needling Mr. Rubio for an “awkward remark.”

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Rubio actually had said the Bible had “all the answers” but the subtitles still has the incorrect quote.

Cruz said Monday that he had spent the morning investigating the episode.

“I have made clear in this campaign that we will conduct this campaign with the very highest standards of integrity,” he told reporters during a news conference in Las Vegas, describing his decision to request Mr. Tyler’s resignation. Cruz called Tyler a “good man,” but said that his sharing of the video was “a grave error in judgment.”

“Even if it was true, we are not a campaign that is going to question the faith of another candidate,” Cruz said. “Even if it was true, our campaign should not have sent it.”

Tyler apologized on Facebook.

“The story showed a video of the Senator walking past a Ted Cruz staffer seated in the lobby of a hotel reading his Bible. The story misquoted a remark the Senator made to the staffer,” Tyler wrote. “Since the audio was unclear, I should not have assumed the story was correct. I’ve deleted the post because I would not knowingly post a false story. But the fact remains that I did post it when I should have checked its accuracy first. I regret the mistake.”

“This is a pattern now. I think we are at a point where we start asking about accountability,” Rubio said before boarding a flight to Elko, a small town in the north of the state.

“This campaign now has repeatedly done things that they have to apologize for and no one is ever held accountable,” he added. “I think it’s a very disturbing pattern of deceptive campaigns and flat-out just lying to voters,” Rubio said.  (emphasis added, The Dispatch)

“No one is ever held accountable” does not equal the firing of Rick Tyler to the Florida Senator.

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