Shakeup over Bible tweet

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a caucus night rally Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has asked his campaign spokesman to resign for tweeting a story that falsely alleged Marco Rubio insulted the Bible.

Cruz told reporters in Las Vegas that he asked for Rick Tyler's resignation. The Texas senator says Tyler is "a good man" and deleted the tweet once he found it was false. But Cruz says the resignation was necessary because campaign standards were clear to all staffers. He said the tweet was wrong even if the story had been true. Cruz says he won't question the faith of another candidate.

The shakeup came after Rubio questioned if there would be accountability for the incident. Rubio also said he wonders if the Cruz policy was "Go out and do anything you want and if you get caught we'll just apologize, but we'll keep doing it."


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