Back in December, a top Ted Cruz surrogate launched a sexist attack on Carly Fiorina, tweeting that Fiorina went “full vagina” during a debate.
Steve Deace, an Iowa-based talk show host, not only endorsed Cruz but is also a prominent campaign surrogate for the Texas senator. Cruz has hailed Deace as “a truth-teller, a courageous conservative, and a powerful voice for liberty,” featured him in a campaign advertisement and added him to his Iowa leadership team.
Deace eventually apologized for the anti-Fiorina tweet, saying that his wife told him to.
When Fox News’ Megyn Kelly asked Fiorina about Deace’s comments, Fiorina noted that Deace “is more than a radio talk host, he is a major surrogate of Ted Cruz and a major endorser.”
“And this is why Ted Cruz cannot possibly beat Hillary Clinton,” Fiorina said.
In an interview weeks later, Fiorina said that “Ted Cruz is just like any other politician, he says one thing in Manhattan, he says another thing in Iowa, he says whatever he needs to say to get elected and then he’s going to do what he pleases.”
Today, Cruz will reportedly name Fiorina as his running mate in his foundering bid for president.