Republican politicians often use deception and lies to achieve their goals. I believe that this is one of the defining characteristics that separates a person that will become a Republican candidate versus one that will become a Democratic candidate.
If you think it is acceptable to lie to the public in order to get yourself elected or to get legislation you want passed, then you are probably a Republican.
Here is a recent example: https://theweek.com/10things/836765/10-things-need-know-today-june-30-2019. Item Number 7. Republicans, probably at the behest of Donald Trump, creating fake web sites to smear Democratic candidates. If Patrick Mauldin had integrity he would not have done this, but Patrick, like many Republicans, believes that the means justify the ends; therefore lying and cheating are acceptable if it helps their candidates win.