Cruz Dismisses Top Campaign Staffer Rick Tyler After Falsified Rubio Video
Ted Cruz asked for the resignation of national spokesman Rick Tyler after he was linked to a video that wrongly depicted Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as trash-talking the Bible.
"We are not a campaign that is going to question the faith of another candidate," the Texas senator said in a press statement. "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 in this campaign have been made absolutely clear for every member of the campaign."
Tyler originally had linked to a story showing a video of Rubio walking by a Cruz staffer and Cruz’s father Rafael, who were reading the Bible in a hotel lobby. The original subtitles on the video showed Rubio saying to the staffer, “Got a good book there, not many answers in it.”
But after Tyler linked to the story, Rubio communications director Alex Conant tweeted out the same video with what he says are the correct subtitles: “All the answers are in there.”
Tyler apologized Sunday on Facebook for posting an inaccurate story, which he said he wrongly assumed was correct.
Watch Cruz's remarks above.