Cruz parts ways with communications director after false tweet

The GOP candidate is facing harsh criticism for resorting to ‘dirty tricks’ against his opponents, and he recently severed ties with his PR chief.

The day before Nevada’s GOP presidential caucuses, another one bit the dust—but this time, it wasn’t a candidate pulling out of the race.

On Sunday, Rick Tyler, director of communications for the Cruz campaign, shared a video in which candidate Marco Rubio appears to confront a Cruz staffer and criticize the Bible:

Tyler quickly learned that the transcript that accompanied the video was incorrect, and he deleted his tweet. He apologized on Facebook and Twitter:

I want to apologize to Senator Marco Rubio for posting an inaccurate story about him here earlier today. The story…

Posted by Rick Tyler on Sunday, February 21, 2016

My apology to Senator @marcorubio

— Rick Tyler (@rickwtyler) February 22, 2016

Tyler also appeared on Fox News to continue his mea culpa:

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