Cruz spokeswoman: ‘Offensive post’ removed after senator’s Twitter account likes pornographic post

Sen. Ted Cruz is pictured. | AP

Sen. Ted Cruz’s Twitter account had “liked” a brief pornographic video. | Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

A spokeswoman for Sen. Ted Cruz announced early Tuesday morning that a “like” on a pornographic post on the Texas lawmaker’s Twitter account has been undone and reported to the social media site.

“The offensive tweet posted on @tedcruz account earlier has been removed by staff and reported to Twitter,” Catherine Frazier, Cruz’s senior communications adviser, wrote on her own Twitter account at 2:16 a.m. Tuesday morning.

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She did not offer an explanation for how or why Cruz’s account had “liked” the brief pornographic video, which was initially shared by an account using the handle @SexuallPosts. A spokesman for Cruz did not immediately return a request for comment.

Liking the post causes it appear in the « likes » section of one’s Twitter feed, and screen shots of the now-deleted post shows a graphic sexual video.

Although the “like” has since been undone, screenshots of the post have circulated widely online and @SexuallPosts updated its bio to urge users to “follow the same porn @TedCruz watches.”

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