One of the most reputed newspapers, The Washington Post, managed to make Senator Ted Cruz furious, after publishing an online editorial cartoon depicting two dancing monkeys, which were immediately associated with the Republican’s two daughters, Caroline and Catherine, says NBC News.
During a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Senator declared that this type of attack “has no place in politics.”
Ted Cruz doesn’t want his family to be associated with his campaign
“Not too much ticks me off, but making fun of my girls, that’ll do it,” TedCruz said in response to the cartoon, which in the meantime was removed from the newspaper’s website.
“It used to be for a long time the rules across the board that kids are off limits,” he added. “That should be the rules. Don’t mess with our kids. Don’t mess with my kids. Don’t mess with Marco’s kids. Don’t mess with Hillary’s kid. Don’t mess with anybody’s kids. Leave kids alone And if the media wants to attack and ridicule every Republican, well that’s what they’re gonna do. But leave our kids alone.”
Instead of implicating his daughters into politics, Ted Cruz declared that it’s way more important to argue about marginal tax rates or policy, as attacking five year-old girls isn’t something that should be done in a political campaign.
The Republicans supported Mr. Cruz
On the other side, the Senator mentioned that he really appreciates the support offered by his fellow Republicans. He also praised the fact that The Washington Post removed the image, calling it “the right thing to do”.
This Tuesday, Ted Cruz initiated an emergency appeal, in order to raise $1 million in 24 hours, in response to the cartoon.
“My daughters are not FAIR GAME,” he wrote in a fundraising email sent late Tuesday. “I’m sickened … I knew I’d be facing attacks from day one of my campaign, but I never expected anything like this.”