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Ted Cruz's Liked Tweet of Explicit Porn Blows Up Twitter

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) listens during the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing of Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court in March. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017 11:45 AM

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz lit up Twitter late Monday night when his account liked a tweet containing an explicit porn video, and the internet went wild. 

The Texas Republican and former presidential candidate was one of more than 400 accounts that liked a two-minute pornographic video from @SexuallPost on the social media website. That led to the video, featuring two women and a man, appearing on the senator's feed of liked tweets.

Cruz on Tuesday morning blamed the liked tweet on "a staffing issue" and said it "was inadvertent. It was a mistake. It was not a deliberate action."

Cruz joked about the tweet and said maybe he should've known it would cause such a ruckus while he was a candidate for 2016's presidential election.

"This is not how I envisioned waking up this morning," Cruz told reporters. "Although I will say that if I had known that this would trend so quickly, perhaps we should have posted something like this back during the Indiana primary."

Newsweek reported that Sexuall Posts tried to capitalize on the attention by telling its users to "Follow for the Same Porn @TedCruz Watches."

The Hollywood Reporter said pornography is banned on Twitter. The celebrity publication stated than some took screenshots of the post while others piled on with social media posts. One of the tweets came from late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, who referenced disgraced former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner.

The married Weiner resigned from Congress in 2011 after he was found exchanging sexually explicit text messages, or sexting, with other women, per CNN.

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