AUSTIN, Texas – Though it’s not even out yet, Ted Cruz’s new book is already irking at least one member of the Republican establishment: Karl Rove.
The veteran GOP strategist is denying Cruz’s assertion in his forthcoming book that Rove pressed him not to publicize a 2009 endorsement of Cruz’s then-campaign for Texas attorney general from former President George H.W. Bush.
Cruz also writes that Rove suggested that Bush, who was then 84, was “too old” to have good judgment anymore.
Cruz’s “A Time for Truth,” won’t be released until Tuesday but the Associated Press bought an early copy.
Rove disputed Cruz’s accounts and called George H.W. Bush “one of the finest men I have ever known.”
That prompted Cruz late Sunday to release emails he says corroborate his book’s account.