By NBC News
December 23, 2015

Sen. Ted Cruz launched an “emergency” appeal seeking to raise $1 million in 24 hours in response to a Washington Post online editorial cartoon depicting his two young daughters as dancing monkeys.

The Republican presidential candidate also criticized the paper for its “tasteless attack” on his children.

“My daughters are not FAIR GAME,” he wrote in a fundraising email sent late Tuesday. “I’m sickened … I knew I’d be facing attacks from day one of my campaign, but I never expected anything like this.”

Cruz accused the “liberal media” of attempting to “attack and destroy me (and my family) by any means necessary.”

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