The Cruz campaign was accused today of circulating a Facebook post claiming to be from South Carolina.
It was a lie.
The Facebook post was from a bogus account that has since been taken down.
The Wall Street Journal reported:
The rivalry between Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio has escalated rapidly in advance of Saturday’s GOP primary here, and on Tuesday Mr. Rubio’s campaign accused Mr. Cruz’s team of an “underhanded tactic” in a state whose primary contests have had a lengthy history of them.
Mr. Rubio’s campaign indicated that it believes Mr. Cruz’s operatives have been circulating a Facebook post claiming to be from South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, one of Mr. Rubio’s fiercest supporters who has appeared with him in close to a dozen events over the past several days.
“My previous endorsement of Marco Rubio was a grave mistake,” the message, posted Monday from “Trey Gowdy Prayers” reads. “The recent South Carolina debate revealed his total lack of integrity, intillect [sic] and foresight.”
The post goes on to endorse Mr. Cruz for president.
In a statement released by the Rubio campaign, Mr. Gowdy disavowed the post, accused Mr. Cruz’s team of dirty tricks and requested that the Texas senator repudiate the message.
“In the last week, we have seen a systematic effort by Senator Cruz and his allies to spread false information and outright lies in the hopes of winning votes by appealing to our lowest common denominator,” Mr. Gowdy said.