Ousted Cruz spokesman joins MSNBC
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Rick Tyler, who was the communications director for Ted CruzTed CruzGOP wrestles with soaring deductibles in healthcare bill Cruz: Tax reform chances ‘drop significantly’ if healthcare fails Ex-CBO directors defend against GOP attacks on ObamaCare analysis MORE's presidential campaign before being fired four days ago, has joined MSNBC as a political contributor.
 
Tyler made his debut on "Meet The Press Daily" on Friday where he spoke out for the first time about his firing, expressing regret for an "error" in judgement before being let go from the campaign. 
 
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"I'm not mad about it. I'm fine with it," Tyler said of the political fallout during an interview with Chuck Todd. 
 
Tyler said that members of Cruz's team took him out for a farewell of sorts following his firing, joking, "It was a little bit like being at your own funeral."
 
Cruz announced on Monday that he had fired Tyler after the spokesman distributed a story on social media that portrayed rival Marco RubioMarco RubioBush ethics lawyer: Congress must tell Trump not to fire Mueller The private alternative to the National Flood Insurance Program  Cruz offers bill to weaken labor board's power MORE as being dismissive of the Bible.
 
Tyler had issued a public apology and appeared on national television to take responsibility for sharing the story, which had featured a video that falsely quoted Rubio using subtitles.
 
But Rubio quickly used the incident to lambast Cruz's campaign tactics.
 
The video showed Rubio walking through a hotel lobby before stopping by a Cruz staffer reading a Bible, with subtitles portraying Rubio as saying "Not many answers in it."

Rubio's campaign posted a corrected version quoting him as saying "All the answers in there."

Rubio and Cruz have since turned their firepower on Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFranken: Trump Jr., Manafort need to testify under oath Trump lawyer: Pardons are not being discussed Special counsel investigators pushing Manafort for cooperation: report MORE, the GOP front-runner, ahead of Super Tuesday next week, when a dozen states hold voting.