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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 15:55

Ted Cruz responds after his Twitter account "likes" porn

Written by  CBS News

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on Tuesday said he was not responsible for a liked pornographic video that surfaced on his personal Twitter account Monday night.

"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."

Cruz even made light of the social media slip, joking about how he should have posted "something like this back during the Indiana primary." Cruz lost that primary to Donald Trump and dropped his presidential bid afterwards.

He said that the issue is being taken care of in his office internally and the staffer's access to the account is being debated.

The video, which popped up in Cruz's "likes," and not his account's tweet feed, prompted a late-night response from his senior communications adviser, Catherine Frazier, after viral uproar.

"The offensive tweet posted on @tedcruz account earlier has been removed by staff and reported by staff and reported to Twitter," Frazier tweeted around 2:16 a.m. on Tuesday.

Although the offensive material was deleted overnight, hundreds of screenshots of the Cruz's account bio adjacent to the pornographic video continues to populate social media.

Read more at CBS News
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How much Porn does Bill Clinton and his Cigar LIKE???

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