Sen. [crscore]Marco Rubio[/crscore] slammed Sen. [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore]’s campaign for “deceptive and untrue” campaign ads and demanded more “accountability” of the Texas senator.
Monday, during a press gaggle in Las Vegas, Nevada, Rubio said, “it’s every single day — something comes out of the Cruz campaign that’s deceptive and untrue and in this case goes after my faith.” (VIDEO: Ted Cruz ‘Won’t Make Deals’ In Washington, Campaign Aide Says)
Referring to the Cruz ad that portrayed him dismissing the Bible, Rubio said, “I know exactly what I said to that young man. I said that answer to every question you’ll ever have is in that book and then I pointed to the book of Proverbs, which he was reading, I said particularly that one, which is the book of wisdom.”
Then the Cruz campaign took the video and transcribed words to it “that are the complete opposite of what I said [and it] is incredibly disturbing,” Rubio said. (RELATED: Ted Cruz’s Latest Ad Features A Porn Star)
“So I understand, I guess one of there spokespersons apologized and I’ll accept his apology but this is a pattern now and I think we’re at a point where we start asking about accountability. You talk about the VA, where people who aren’t doing their job need to be fired. Well who’s going to be fired when Ted Cruz is president because his campaign now has repeatedly done things that they have to apologize for and no one’s ever held accountable.” (RELATED: INTERACTIVE: Take A Ride On VA’s Bad-Bosses Merry-Go-Round)
“Who’s going to be held accountable for making up this video?” Rubio asked. “Who was held accountable for lying about Ben Carson? Who was held accountable for the robo calls and who was held accountable for the commercials on television that they had to pull down? So again, I think it is a very disturbing pattern of deceptive campaigns and flat out just lying to voters.” (RELATED: Cruz, Carson Met Secretly In A Storage Closet, It ‘Did Not Go Well’)
When pressed by a reporter about if someone should be fired, Rubio said, “I’m saying, at some point there has to be some level of accountability otherwise you’re running an operation where you’re sending a message to the people that work for you: go out and do anything you want and if you get caught, we’ll just apologize but we’ll keep doing it and that seems [to be] what happened here.” (AUDIO: Spanish-Language Robo-Call For Cruz Charges Rubio With Supporting Amnesty)