- The Washington Times - Friday, February 26, 2016

Rick Tyler, the former Ted Cruz campaign spokesman who was fired this week for circulating a fake story about Marco Rubio, announced Friday that he has been hired as a contributor for MSNBC.

Mr. Tyler will make his first appearance Friday at 5 p.m. ET on “Meet the Press Daily,” Mediaite reported.

“[I]’ll be on Meet the Press Daily with @chucktodd for the first time as an @MSNBC contributor. I hope you’ll watch,” he tweeted Friday afternoon. His Twitter profile description now reads, “MSNBC Contributor.”

Mr. Cruz fired Mr. Tyler on Monday after he shared a false story about Mr. Rubio supposedly insulting the Bible.

The former spokesman said Monday on Fox News that he made a mistake and would never knowingly share a false story. He had directly apologized to Mr. Rubio on his Facebook page.

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