Ted Cruz cancels Fayetteville appearance; wife to speak instead

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File photo: Ted Cruz is condemning the deadly shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic, but is refusing to blame the attack on the anti-abortion rhetoric that has consumed stretches of the Republican primary campaign.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has canceled his appearance scheduled for Monday afternoon in Fayetteville.

Instead, according to Cruz’s website, his wife, Heidi, is scheduled to speak at the rally instead.

Cruz will be headed to Glen Ellyn, Ill. for a rally instead.

He spoke at a political action committee rally at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord Sunday.

Heidi Cruz will be joined by Sgt. Tim Lee at the Fayetteville Technical Community College rally Monday afternoon. The rally is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.