Rick Tyler, the Senior Communications Advisor for Ted Cruz, issued a public apology after spreading a false story reporting that Sen. Marco Rubio made a nasty comment to a Cruz staffer about the Bible.
“I want to apologize to Senator Marco Rubio for posting an inaccurate story about him here earlier today,” Tyler wrote on Facebook after sharing the false story online. “The story misquoted a remark the Senator made to the staffer. I assumed wrongly that the story was correct.”
The false report indicated that Rubio said that there were “not many answers” in the Bible — when in fact, Rubio commented that “all the answers” were in the book of scripture.
Tyler indicated that he communicated with the Cruz staffer in the video, who explained that Rubio had made a “friendly and appropriate remark” about the Bible.
“Since the audio was unclear, I should not have assumed the story was correct,” Tyler wrote. “I’ve deleted the post because I would not knowingly post a false story. But the fact remains that I did post it when I should have checked its accuracy first. I regret the mistake.”