Ted Cruz Slams ‘Unprincipled’ Media For Coverage Of Sarah Palin’s Son

AP

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Thursday that he thought the media was “unprincipled” in its coverage of former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s son, Track, who was arrested earlier this week for domestic violence.

The Texas Republican skewered the media for covering Track Palin in an interview with Boston Herald Radio.

“You should leave our family members out of it,” Cruz said. “It’s dirty, it’s unprincipled, it’s wrong, and I’m sorry that Sarah and her family are going through it.”

Track Palin, an Iraq War veteran, was arrested and charged on Monday with three misdemeanor counts for assault. Speaking at a rally for Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump on Wednesday, Sarah Palin seemed to link her son’s post-traumatic stress disorder from serving in the military to President Barack Obama not allocating enough resources to veterans.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest responded to Sarah Palin’s comment Thursday, telling reporters that “domestic violence is not a joke.”

h/t: Politico

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sara Jerde is a newswriter based in New York. Her bylines have appeared in The Star-Ledger, The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Columbus Dispatch. She graduated from Ohio University. Send emails to sara@talkingpointsmemo.com and follow her @SaraJerde.
LIKE US ON FACEBOOK