Sen. Ted Cruz (or someone with access to his personal social media account) on Monday took a break from his evangelical Bible-thumping, Princess Bride-quoting pastime to “like” a very NSFW video on Twitter.
The 1-minute-and-42-second clip ignited the Internet early Tuesday morning as users marveled at the “family values” poster child tipping his hat to some good, old fashioned porn. Cruz, a veritable finger-wagging conservative who once defended a ban on dildos, did not issue a statement after taking down the video. But Catherine Frazier, his senior communications adviser, took to Twitter shortly after to assure people the “like” was not triggered by her boss’s own hands.
“The offensive tweet posted on @tedcruz account earlier has been removed by staff and reported to Twitter,” Frazier wrote.
Unfortunately for Cruz, and fortunately for everyone else, the Internet kept the receipts.
@Sexuallposts, the account inadvertently “liked” by the senator from the great state of Texas, even “thanked” Cruz for finding their clip worthy of his time.
OMG https://t.co/AdV2C5ODGq— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘)1505197280.0
And they were hardly the only ones having fun at his expense. Read some amazing posts below, via Twitter:
This is the night that Ted Cruz became president.— Jon Favreau (@Jon Favreau)1505192002.0
Q: Why was Twitter invented? A: Because one night in the future, Ted Cruz will fave a porn tweet and Twitter will reach perfection— Dan Pfeiffer (@Dan Pfeiffer)1505192902.0
When Ted Cruz find out why he's trending https://t.co/HoMrwdyy06— Legends (@Legends)1505194128.0
Only thing about Ted Cruz that I relate to.— billy eichner (@billy eichner)1505194829.0
Somewhere Ted Cruz's staff is trying to wake him up to unlike that video. But he's sound asleep after watching it.— Adam Parkhomenko (@Adam Parkhomenko)1505195318.0
ted cruz liking porn on twitter on 9/11 is wild there's literally no way we don't live in the matrix— elijah daniel (@elijah daniel)1505193616.0
I suppose we all have our own ways of remembering 9/11, but I was taken aback by Ted Cruz's approach.— Jeet Heer (@Jeet Heer)1505194182.0
Reminders that Ted Cruz: -- is homophobic -- is anti-choice -- has supported banning forms of birth control -- defended a ban on dildos— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈)1505195828.0
Now that I know Ted Cruz jacks off, I'm never jacking off again— big time influencer guy on here (@big time influencer guy on here)1505191286.0
9/11 will be forever remembered as the day thousands of people googled "ted cruz porn"— Tyler Glaiel (@Tyler Glaiel)1505199870.0
/ wakes up / tried to make sense of the ted cruz thing Is zodiac at it again— Chris Boyd 🇬🇧🇵🇭 (@Chris Boyd 🇬🇧🇵🇭)1505199796.0
liking a porn video the most normal thing ted cruz has done tbh— Marlow Stern (@Marlow Stern)1505199758.0