Senator Ted Cruz isn’t backing away from the possibility of a legal showdown with Republican Presidential rival Donald Trump.
During a Wednesday Morning news conference in South Carolina, Cruz told reporters his campaign had received a “cease and desist” letter from Trump’s Campaign over an ad that has been running.
“This letter I will say… having practiced law for many years, this letter is one of the most remarkable letters I have ever read” Cruz said, going on to describe the contents of that letter.
The ad in question features Trump in an interview with Tim Russert in 1999, during which Trump claims to be pro-choice.
“He (Trump) says this attack ad is what he calls it… is not only completely disingenuous, but replete with lies, false, defamatory, and destructive statements, and downright fabrications” Cruz said, before sending a direct message to his rival.
“You have been threatening frivolous lawsuits for your entire adult life. Even in the annals of frivolous lawsuits, this takes the cake” Cruz said, adding “Donald, I would encourage you if you want to file a lawsuit challenging this ad, claiming it is defamation… file the lawsuit.”
In a response, Trump again pointed to the controversy involving Cruz and Ben Carson during the Iowa Caucuses, while reiterating his claims of pro-life and pro Second Amendment positions. Trump went on to say he will bring a lawsuit questioning Cruz Constitutional qualification to be in the race for President if we wants to…ending the statement “Time will tell, Teddy.”