Cruz says he made his decision after communications director Rick Tyler posted a video falsely depicting Marco Rubio dismissing the Bible
Ted Cruz has asked his communications director, Rick Tyler, to resign after he posted a video falsely depicting Marco Rubio dismissing the Bible.
Cruz said he made his decision after spending the morning investigating the matter.
“I have made clear in this campaign we will conduct this campaign with the very highest standards and integrity,” Cruz said on Monday.
Tyler apologized to Rubio in a Facebook post “for posting an inaccurate story about him here earlier today.”
The post included a video showing Rubio walking into a hotel lobby as Cruz’s father Rafael and a staffer were reading the Bible. The subtitles in the video apparenly misquote Rubio as saying, “Got a good book there, not many answers in it.”
But in a version of the video tweeted by Rubio’s communications director, Alex Conant, the subtitles quote Rubio saying, “Got a good book there, all the answers are in there.”
This isn’t the first time Cruz has been accused of spreading inaccurate information about Rubio. On Thursday, a picture of Rubio shaking President Barack Obama’s hand was featured on a Cruz anti-Rubio website. The picture turned out to be a fake.