Trey Gowdy says Ted Cruz lies, fake Facebook page misrepresents

Feb 16, 2016

U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) released a statement Tuesday in which he accused Ted Cruz of "outright lies, questionable tactics" and a Facebook page that falsely said Gowdy no longer supports Marco Rubio.

The release said: “As a prosecutor, and in Congress, I’ve devoted my life to the rule of law and truth. The truth actually matters to me and to all South Carolinians. Unfortunately it appears that the campaign of Senator Ted Cruz may not place the same value on waging a contest based on the truth and facts.

“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.

“Now, it’s 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 and I’m demanding that Sen. Cruz and his campaign repudiate these dishonest and underhanded tactics. We can have a debate about the future of our party and our country. But we need not leave our integrity behind.”

A Feb. 15 post on the Facebook page Gowdy says is fake says: “Friends, It is official, I have changed my mind. My previous endorsement of Marco Rubio was a grave mistake. The recent South Carolina debate revealed his total lack of integrity, intillect (sic)and foresight. To all my Christian and Conservative friends in South Carolina, I hereby formally endorse Ted Cruz for President of the United States. Please share this message. May God bless the United States of America.”
The page in question, "Trey Gowdy Prayers," was launched in May 2014.