Ted Cruz-ing for Porn? Senator’s Twitter Account ‘Likes’ Explicit Video

Senator sets social media on fire by “liking” a two-minute porn video from his official feed

President Trump isn’t the only member of the GOP who causes a stir with his late-night Twitter antics.

Senator Ted Cruz sent social media into a frenzy on Monday night when his official Twitter account liked a porn clip.

Seriously. Apparently Cruz (or whoever runs his social media) didn’t enjoy it enough to retweet it, however.

You can check out a screenshot of it below, since we’ll likely find out it was the result of a pesky “hacker” at any time.

 

Early Tuesday, Cruz senior communications adviser Catherine Frazier tweeted an inevitable explanation: “The offensive tweet posted on account earlier has been removed by staff and reported to Twitter.”

The two minute, 20 second video begins with a blonde mom walking in on two “teenagers,” um, expressing their love for one another. You can probably guess where it goes from there.

Naturally, Twitter didn’t let Cruz — a married father of two who joined Republicans last year in declaring pornography “a public health crisis that is destroying the life of millions” — off the hook for this.

There are almost too many options to share, but let’s kick it off with the inevitable Michael Scott meme.

“Westworld” star Jeffrey Wright called for porn legend Ron Jeremy to join Cruz in a run for office in 2020.

Others noticed the bad timing, with it being Sept. 11. Hey, at least Cruz started the day off tweeting some heartfelt messages before hitting the like button.

Actor Patrick Monahan pointed out the inexplicably long period of time the tweet remained up, even as Twitter turned Cruz into a punchline.

Writer Mathew D’Ambrosio used a well-timed screenshot from Cruz’s porn vid to share his anxiousness waiting for Cruz’s response.

This one was just good because of Cruz’s scrunched face.

And Wired’s Ashley Feinberg wants the culprit — if it’s not Cruz — to send her an email with details. Yours truly would like to second that, so please email me at sean.burch@thewrap.com and share your story.

Cruz’s former Princeton roommate and frequent critic also joined the mockery. “Now imagine Ted Cruz is doing this four feet below you in the bottom bed bunk,” he wrote. “Yes, my misery very much appreciates your company.”