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Ted Cruz asks national spokesman Rick Tyler to resign after posting inaccurate Marco Rubio video

Ted Cruz said Monday he asked national spokesman Rick Tyler to resign from the campaign, Politico reports.

On Sunday, Tyler posted (and later deleted) a video of Marco Rubio purportedly saying the Bible doesn't have "many answers in it." Rubio's campaign asserted that the video transcript used by Cruz's campaign was incorrect, and Rubio in fact had said the Bible has "all the answers":

Tyler had apologized in a Facebook post Sunday:

I want to apologize to Senator Marco Rubio for posting an inaccurate story about him here earlier today. The story showed a video of the Senator walking past a Ted Cruz staffer seated in the lobby of a hotel reading his Bible. The story misquoted a remark the Senator made to the staffer. I assumed wrongly that the story was correct. According to the Cruz staffer, the Senator made a friendly and appropriate remark. Since the audio was unclear, I should not have assumed the story was correct. 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. [Facebook]

"Our campaign should not have sent it," Cruz said. "That's why I've asked for Rick Tyler's resignation."