TREY GOWDY BLASTS CRUZ CAMPAIGN FOR “SYSTEMATIC EFFORT … TO SPREAD FALSE INFORMATION”
The notion that U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas is running a dirty campaign picked up steam this week in early-voting South Carolina – widely regarded as the home of dirty political tricks.
There, U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy – who is supporting the campaign of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida – blasted Cruz in no uncertain terms for allegedly mounting a “systematic effort” to spread “false information and outright lies” about his rivals.
Wow … them’s fightin’ words.
“In the last week, we have seen a systematic effort by Sen. Cruz and his allies to spread false information and outright lies in the hopes of winning votes by appealing to our lowest common denominator,” Gowdy said. “Now, its been reported that a fake Facebook page has been used to fool South Carolinians into thinking that I no longer support Marco Rubio and that I’m instead supporting Ted Cruz.”
“Nothing could be further from the truth,” Gowdy added, issuing a demand for Cruz to “repudiate these dishonest and underhanded tactics.”
Cruz has been dogged by allegations of dirty tricks ever since the Iowa caucus election two weeks ago – when his campaign aggressively pushed an exaggerated interpretation of a news report from CNN involving retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson.
In fact one of our guest columnists from Iowa recently addressed his alleged unsavory tactics in this article.
Cruz won Iowa, finished in third place in New Hampshire and is currently in second place in South Carolina, according to the latest aggregate polling data from RealClearPolitics.
Of interest? The man he’s trailing in the pivotal “First in the South” presidential primary – Donald Trump – is also accusing Cruz of being a liar. And not just any liar, either. Trump called Cruz “the single biggest liar I’ve ever come across, in politics or otherwise.”