Republican presidential candidate Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzGOP senators introduce Trump's plan to claw back billion in spending Pro-Trump super PAC raises .5 million in 6 weeks Trump has exposed Democratic hypocrisy on prison reform MORE said if Corey Lewandowski worked for him, he would ask the campaign manager to resign.

"Of course," Cruz said in response to the question by Anderson Cooper during a CNN town hall Tuesday on whether he'd ask the embattled aide to resign.

"It shouldn't be complicated that members of the campaign staff should not be physically assaulting the press," he said. "That shouldn't be a complicated decision."

Lewandowski, Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP-Trump trade fight boils over with threat to cars Trump: Meetings on potential North Korea summit going 'very well' Freed American 'overwhelmed with gratitude' after being released from Venezuela MORE's campaign manager, has been charged with simple battery for allegedly grabbing the arm of former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields during a press conference earlier this month.

Cruz said Tuesday night that what happened was "consistent with the pattern of the Trump campaign."

"The culture of the campaign has been a campaign built on attacks, on insults, and I think there is no place in politics for insults, for personal attacks, for going to the gutter," he said, repeating an earlier attack, "and there should be no place for physical violence."