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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 19:32

After @tedcruz liked a porn tweet, Sen. Ted Cruz blamed it on a staffer's 'honest mistake'

Written by  Ed O'Keefe

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) isn't the only politician who has made a mistake on Twitter. (Thomas Johnson/The Washington Post)

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) reiterated Wednesday that he was not the person who highlighted an explicit Twitter post that made the senator the target of viral mockery online.

“It was not me, and it’s not going to happen again,” Cruz said in an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash.

The Texas senator woke up Tuesday to find his name trending on Twitter — linked overnight to a certain explicit video, perhaps unfairly, perhaps irrevocably.

The video clip itself is just over two minutes, details of its contents mostly unprintable. It features a sectional sofa, the pornographic actress Cory Chase, her fictitious nude stepdaughter, and a very energetic young man.

Cruz, of course, is nowhere to be seen in the footage, which has been floating around the Internet for more than a year. But around midnight Eastern time, someone signed into the senator’s official Twitter account and clicked a little heart below the video — and thus did @tedcruz “like” porn.

That someone was a staff member who had accidentally hit the wrong button, the Texas senator told CNN.

“It was an honest mistake,” he explained.

Read more at WashingtonPost

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