After Rick Tyler, the now former communications director for the Ted Cruz presidential campaign, posted an article on his personal social media from the Daily Pennsylvanian in which the author alleged that Marco Rubio insulted the Holy Bible, the Rubio campaign went ballistic. When it was revealed that that Rubio’s words were misrepresented in the transcript, Tyler apologized.
He again appeared on FOX News this morning and apologized once more. After weighing the situation and researching what happened, Ted Cruz made the decision to ask for Rick Tyler’s resignation. If you thought that would be the end of the story and that the Rubio campaign would graciously thank Ted Cruz for making that decision, you’d be wrong.
In a statement to reporters in Las Vegas, Cruz stood up for Rubio and said his campaign is not going to question the faith of another candidate.
“Rick Tyler’s a good man. This was a grave error of judgment. It turned out the news story he sent around was false, but I’ll tell you, 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, our campaign should not have sent it. That’s why I’ve asked for Rick Tyler’s resignation. Because the standards of conduct for this campaign have been made clear for every member of the campaign.”
That obviously wasn’t good enough for Rubio who proceeded to release this douchebag statement, as reported by Patrick Svitek of the Texas Tribune, in which he continued to attack Ted Cruz with the accusation that Cruz himself cultivates a culture of lies. He desperately wants to make people question Cruz’s trustworthiness, so he lies.
— Patrick Svitek (@PatrickSvitek) February 22, 2016
How classless of you, Marco Rubio. What a low-life move.
Conservative radio talk show host Erick Erickson called Rubio out on missing an opportunity to be gracious and instead sounding like bombastic billionaire and reality TV star Donald Trump.
I think Team Rubio missed an opportunity to be gracious in their response to Rick Tyler’s dismissal. Sounded like Trump wrote the statement.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) February 22, 2016
I find it rich that Marco Rubio, who was caught by Breitbart News telling five lies in a matter of two minutes in order to continue to deflect away from his Gang of Eight involvement and lies would have the audacity to call anyone a liar.
Telling, isn’t it?