Pierson, a Republican activist, was mentioned in a National Enquirer story claiming extramarital affairs by her boss’s 2016 rival Ted Cruz. Neither Pierson nor the Cruz camp has commented on the rumors.
Born to a single mother, Pierson was given up for adoption, but her mother later changed her mind. After a rocky start to adulthood, Pierson became active in Republican and Tea Party politics, at one point even gaining the endorsement of Rafael Cruz, Ted’s father. Like Trump, Pierson is known for controversial remarks, including calling the 2012 major party nominees “half-breeds.” h/t theheavy
The hashtag, #CruzSexScandal, has been trending on Twitter. Some on social media noted the similarities between Pierson and a pixelated photo included in the National Enquirer story on Cruz.