Ted Cruz apologizes after cracking joke about Joe Biden

Ted Cruz Probably Won't Stop Telling Bad Jokes
Ted Cruz Probably Won't Stop Telling Bad Jokes

Presidential candidate and Sen. Ted Cruz has apologized late Wednesday after making making fun of Vice President Joe Biden at an event in Michigan.

The joke quickly caught fire on twitter after Chad Livengood, a reporter for The Detroit News, tweeted about it.

The senator from Texas has been known to poke fun at Biden before, but critics quickly took issue with the timing of his joke, since the vice president's son died on Saturday.

Cruz responded swiftly to the criticism, posting this apology to Facebook.

It was a mistake to use an old joke about Joe Biden during his time of grief, and I sincerely apologize. The loss of his...

Posted by Ted Cruz on Wednesday, June 3, 2015

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