Palin slams Cruz over campaign's 'lies'
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Sarah Palin on Wednesday ripped Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Finance: CBO to release limited analysis of ObamaCare repeal bill | DOJ investigates Equifax stock sales | House weighs tougher rules for banks dealing with North Korea GOP state lawmakers meet to plan possible constitutional convention MORE (Texas), accusing his presidential campaign of peddling "lies."

Palin said the candidate she has endorsed, Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden slams Trump over golf gif hitting Clinton Trump Jr. declines further Secret Service protection: report Report: Mueller warned Manafort to expect an indictment MORE, has "opened so many eyes to the lies, corruption and total lack of accountability" from politicians.
 
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"Sen. Ted Cruz was spot on when he once noted that 'millions of Americans are asking for accountability and truth.' Which is why it's so curious — and saddens us — this lack of accountability with the lies of Cruz's own campaign," Palin wrote on Facebook.
 
The former Alaska governor accused Cruz campaign co-chairman Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) of "lying" about her endorsement of Trump. King claimed this week that the billionaire businessman used his "assets and resources" to woo Palin's endorsement. 
 
She also slammed Cruz for fanning rumors on Monday that retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson was dropping out of the presidential race after the Iowa caucuses.
 
"That's a dirty trick. Dr. Carson deserved better. The voters deserved better!" Palin wrote.
 
"The Cruz Campaign's actions to destroy a good man's efforts to serve are no different than Obama's practice of not holding anyone accountable. Typical politics. Typical politicians," she added.
 
On Monday night, King shared reports about Carson flying to Florida instead of the next primary states of New Hampshire and South Carolina, tweeting, "Carson looks like he is out."
 
The Cruz campaign did not circulate a follow-up report clarifying that Carson was simply taking a break from the campaign trail with a trip home to Florida.
 
Cruz has apologized to Carson, but says he won't "scapegoat" members of his campaign for what happened. 
 
Carson has questioned the "culture" of Cruz's campaign, which he said took advantage "in a very dishonest way."

King on Wednesday said he felt Iowa voters should be aware of Carson’s possible exit from the race.

“I thought I had an obligation to give people a chance to know,” he said.

“I didn’t have any idea how anybody would even know that information in time to change their judgment and their vote,” King told host Dana Loesch on TheBlaze TV’s “Dana.”

King argued that he was merely echoing what was being said on social media.

“It was coming through on Twitter, over and over again.”