Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Wednesday joined the criticism of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) following reports that the Cruz campaign told Iowa caucusgoers that Carson was dropping out of the race even though the retired neurosurgeon just had plans for a quick trip to Florida for a fresh set of clothes.
“Obviously we’ve all seen the reports of the rumors that he spread about Ben Carson, and we know those weren’t accurate. And I thought it was unfair to Ben,” Rubio said at a campaign stop in New Hampshire.
“I think it goes back to what I’ve said before, and that is a willingness to say or do anything, in this case spread a false rumor about Ben Carson,” he continued.
Carson has accused the Cruz campaign of using “dirty tricks” to gain supporters at the Iowa caucuses. The Texas senator has apologized, but he has insisted that members of his campaign were simply “passing on news reports.”
Donald Trump has said the Cruz campaign committed “fraud” and called for the Texas senator’s victory in Iowa to be “nullified.”
Watch Rubio’s comments via MSNBC. He begins speaking about Cruz at the 3:07 mark.