Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz slammed the Washington Post Tuesday for publishing a cartoon appearing to depict his children as monkeys.
Ann Telnaes, a Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, argued that because the Texas senator had used his children as "political props" in a recent Christmas parody infomercial they were "fair game."
Caroline Cruz is seven-years-old and Catherine Cruz is five-years-old.
Cruz turned to Twitter Tuesday evening to take a jab at the "classy" Post.
Classy. @washingtonpost makes fun of my girls. Stick w/ attacking me--Caroline & Catherine are out of your league. https://t.co/N61ys6z8w1— Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz)1450825943.0
A representative for the Post could not be reached for comment in time for publication by TheBlaze.
UPDATE, 8:40 p.m. ET: The Washington Post retracted the cartoon and replaced it with an editor's note from Fred Hiatt. It reads:
It’s generally been the policy of our editorial section to leave children out of it. I failed to look at this cartoon before it was published. I understand why Ann thought an exception to the policy was warranted in this case, but I do not agree.
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