Ted Cruz Fires Top Aide for Spreading Misinformation on Marco Rubio

February 22, 2016 9:43 PM

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Ted Cruz Fires Top Aide for Spreading Misinformation on Marco Rubio

Updated, 4:11 p.m. | LAS VEGAS — Senator Ted Cruz fired his communications director on Monday after the campaign mistakenly suggested that Senator Marco Rubio had disparaged the Bible, further inflaming the open warfare between the campaigns, with Mr. Rubio saying the episode reflected a pattern of dishonesty by Mr. Cruz.

The resignation of the aide, Rick Tyler — and the acknowledgment of error by Mr. Cruz — is a boon to his Republicans rivals, creating the kind of cudgel that could prove powerful at a crucial stage of the nominating contest. Mr. Cruz has been facing mounting allegations of dirty tricks by Mr. Rubio’...

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