On Tuesday morning Senator Ted Cruz Twitter account was a buzz about a post on his account that was recently “liked.”
It appears that whoever had access to the Senator’s Twitter account late last night “liked” a naughty video, the Huffington Post reports:
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), or whoever had access to his Twitter account at the time, “liked” a hardcore porn video on Monday night.
The “like” disappeared early on Tuesday, and Cruz later said someone on his staff who had access to the account “inadvertently hit the like button.”
“It was not a deliberate act. We’re dealing with it internally, but it was a mistake. It was not malicious,” he continued.
The clip, which appeared in his likes, was from an account called “Sexual Posts” and contained a 2:20 segment of a video from the adult video website Reality Kings.
Not long after the tweet was deleted Ted Cruz’s communication responded:
The Senator did respond on Tuesday saying:
It was a staffing issue, and it was inadvertent, it was a mistake, it was not a deliberate action,” Cruz told reporters on Capitol Hill. “There were a number of people on the team that have access to the account, and it appears that someone inadvertently hit the ‘like’ button. It was a staffing issue, and it was inadvertent. It was a mistake; it was not a deliberate action. We’re dealing with it internally, but it was a mistake, it was not malicious conduct.”
Cruz also joked that publicity surrounding the tweet could have helped his failed 2016 GOP presidential bid.
“This is not how I envisioned waking up this morning,” he added. “Although I will say that if I had known that this would trend so quickly, perhaps we should have posted something like this back during the Indiana primary.