Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) Twitter account came under fire Monday night after “liking” a pornographic tweet.
A quick look at the account’s “like” history showed that someone took an interest in a video tweeted by an account with the handle @SexuallPosts, according to the New York Daily News. It is currently unclear whether the senator or a staffer was in control of the account at the time. Catherine Frazier, Cruz’s senior communications director, said that the “offensive tweet” was removed and reported to Twitter.
Following the insinuation that the senator’s account was hacked, the fiasco was blamed on a “staffing issue.” Cruz told Capitol Hill reporters “there are a number of people on the team who have access to the account. It appears that someone inadvertently hit the ‘like’ button and when we discovered the post, which was I guess an hour or two later, we pulled it down.”
The adult film industry didn’t hold back in its response. PornHub tweeted at the senator, asking if he needed “a premium membership.” The Sexuall Posts’ Twitter account changed its bio to “Follow for the Same Porn @TedCruz Watches” and tweeted a “thank you” at the senator.
This is not the first time Cruz has been the subject of an odd, sex-related controversy. Details on some of them can be found at the New York Daily News.