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Cruz Repeats Biden Joke at GOP Event, Apologizes for Poor Timing

Like most politicians, Ted Cruz is fond of repeating good jokes and one-liners. On the campaign trail he’s made a few recurring cracks about Vice President Joe Biden that he repeated at a GOP event tonight:

The only problem with that joke is that the Biden family is currently in mourning over the death of Beau Biden, whose funeral services begin tomorrow.

Needless to say, Cruz got hammered on Twitter:

The reporter above who tweeted about Cruz’s joke spoke with him afterwards. This is what happened:

But to his credit, Cruz soon issued this apologetic statement on Facebook:

It was a mistake to use an old joke about Joe Biden during his time of grief, and I sincerely apologize. The loss of his son is heartbreaking and tragic, and our prayers are very much with the Vice President and his family.

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