A Washington Post editorial cartoon depicting Ted Cruz's 5- and 7-year-old daughters as monkey-like characters on leashes has come under fire, from Cruz himself. "Classy…stick w/attacking me — Caroline & Catherine are out of your league," Cruz tweeted in response. Marco Rubio also chimed in, ripping the cartoon as "disgusting."
The drawing by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Anne Telnaes was in response to the apparent use of Cruz's daughters in political ads and on the campaign trail.
The Washington Post pulled the cartoon late on Tuesday, with editor Fred Hiatt issuing a statement explaining that, "It's generally been the policy of our editorial section to leave children out of it … I understand why Anne thought an exception to the policy was warranted but in this case, I do not agree."