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.”