Ted Cruz is trending on Twitter for all the wrong reasons after his official account liked a hardcore porn clip tweeted out by Sexuall Posts.
The incident happened on Monday night, September 11, and immediately drew hilarious responses on the social networking site.
The clip in question featured a woman playing with herself while watching a couple having sex.
Cruz's senior communications adviser quickly issued a brief statement.
“The offensive tweet posted on @tedcruz account earlier has been removed by staff and reported to Twitter,” adviser Catherine Frazier said on Twitter.
The offensive tweet posted on @tedcruz account earlier has been removed by staff and reported to Twitter— Catherine Frazier (@catblackfrazier) September 12, 2017
By that time it was already too late. The Republican Senator from Texas had already become the butt of endless jokes.
Cruz is a married father of two, who once defended a Texas law which banned the sale of sex toys.
Check out some of the Twitter responses below.
Ted Cruz did what now?— John Dingell (@JohnDingell) September 12, 2017
I was gonna ignore Ted Cruz Twitter-liking a porn video, but his office's response is comically nonsensical: https://t.co/DjIFicyahs— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) September 12, 2017
Ted Cruz half asleep wit his meat out forgot he was on his main account lmfao— airduster (@djairduster) September 12, 2017
When you make a career of shaming others for their sex lives and autonomy, I call something like this poetic justice. #TedCruz— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) September 12, 2017
Ted Cruz walking into his office today. pic.twitter.com/jnstCuHuum— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) September 12, 2017