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.
The offensive tweet posted on @tedcruz account earlier has been removed by staff and reported to Twitter
— Catherine Frazier (@catblackfrazier) September 12, 2017
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.
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) September 12, 2017
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 (@jonfavs) September 12, 2017
its genuinely heartwarming to me that literally the entire internet can pause to laugh together at ted cruz pounding off
— jon hendren (@fart) September 12, 2017
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 (@danpfeiffer) September 12, 2017
When Ted Cruz find out why he’s trending pic.twitter.com/HoMrwdyy06
— Legends (@LegendsofCH) September 12, 2017
Only thing about Ted Cruz that I relate to.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) September 12, 2017
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 (@AdamParkhomenko) September 12, 2017
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 (@elijahdaniel) September 12, 2017
I suppose we all have our own ways of remembering 9/11, but I was taken aback by Ted Cruz’s approach.
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) September 12, 2017
Now imagine Ted Cruz is doing this four feet below you in the bottom bunk bed.
Yes, my misery very much appreciates your company.
— Craig Mazin (@clmazin) September 12, 2017
Reminders that Ted Cruz:
— is homophobic
— is anti-choice
— has supported banning forms of birth control
— defended a ban on dildos
— Charles Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) September 12, 2017
Ted Cruz fighting for traditional family values pic.twitter.com/24CtJIbKML
— Caleb Ecarma (@calebecarma) September 12, 2017
Now that I know Ted Cruz jacks off, I’m never jacking off again
— Psychology Hacker (@boring_as_heck) September 12, 2017
9/11 will be forever remembered as the day thousands of people googled “ted cruz porn”
— Tyler Glaiel (@TylerGlaiel) September 12, 2017
Tbh Ted has done way weirder things pic.twitter.com/wn3UrMzsuS
— brandon wenerd (@brandonwenerd) September 12, 2017
/ wakes up
/ tried to make sense of the ted cruz thing
Is zodiac at it again
— Chris Boyd🇪🇺 (@paperghost) September 12, 2017
Confirmed reports that Ted Cruz’s missile test was successful.
— Liz Meriwether (@lizmeriwether) September 12, 2017
liking a porn video the most normal thing ted cruz has done tbh
— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) September 12, 2017