1Ted Cruz is firing back at accusations from Trey Gowdy that his campaign was
involved in creating a fake Facebook account that said the South Carolina
congressman had switched from Marco Rubio’s team to Cruz’s.
“Our campaign had absolutely nothing to do with this fraudulent Facebook
post,” Cruz tweeted Tuesday night.
“This kind of deception is deplorable and nothing like it would be
tolerated by this campaign,” he continued.
Brian Phillips, Cruz’s rapid response director, followed up with an email
to reporters questioning if Gowdy was asked to provide evidence that Cruz
was behind the post.
“Are there any reporters on the road with Rubio/Gowdy asking Rep. Gowdy to
produce a single shred of evidence that anyone associated with the Cruz
campaign was behind the fake Facebook account? And if he can't, shouldn't
that be included in your stories?
Considering the man is a former prosecutor, he should know better than to
make unsubstantiated accusations like that without at least some proof,” he
said in the email.
The accusation from Gowdy follows a fake Facebook page called “Trey Gowdy
Prayers” — which has since been removed — that said the congressman was
finished as a surrogate for the Florida senator and was throwing his support
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