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Cruz fires campaign worker after false tweet

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 01:26

Republican presidential candidate Cruz said he asked communications director Rick Tyler to resign after he posted a tweet about rival Marco Rubio. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz said he has asked his communications director, Rick Tyler, to resign after he posted a tweet falsely depicting comments by rival Marco Rubio about the Bible. "Yesterday, a staffer from our campaign sent out a tweet that tweeted a news story that purported to indicate Marco saying something negative about the Bible," Cruz said. "The news story was false, that staffer deleted the tweet, apologized and pulled it down," Cruz said. Cruz said he investigated what happened, "And this morning I asked for Rick Tyler's resignation," he said. "I have made clear in this campaign that we will conduct this campaign with the very highest standards of integrity," Cruz said.

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Cruz fires campaign worker after false tweet

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 01:26