The adult film industry reponds after Ted Cruz’s Twitter account likes a pornographic tweet

FILE - In this June 7, 2016 file photo, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ted Cruz announced Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, he will vote for Donald Trump, a dramatic about-face for the Texas senator who previously called the New York businessman a "pathological liar" and "utterly amoral." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

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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.

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