Ted Cruz Liked a Porn Tweet and I Can't Even Decide Which Joke to Say

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Image via Getty.

It’s been a minute since Ted Cruz has humiliated himself in a disgusting way (see: white thing on mouth), but my god, was this one ever worth the wait. Around the witching hour of Tuesday morning, when all but a few stalwart tweeters were sound asleep, @tedcruz was discovered to have liked a porn tweet.

The tweet in question, from the accurately named @SexuallPosts, showed a video (NSFW) that one might describe as “mommy porn” or “low-quality mommy porn.” Cruz’s account un-liked the tweet shortly after this was discovered, and his spokeswoman Catherine Frazier, slightly misunderstanding what had occurred, said “the offensive tweet posted on @tedcruz account earlier has been removed by staff and reported to Twitter.”

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Catherine, my pal, @SexuallPosts is just getting started!

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Screenshot via @SexuallPosts.
Screenshot via @SexuallPosts.

Of course, Ted Cruz is an evangelical Christian who once defended a ban on dildos in Texas, has referred to birth control as “abortifacients,” and pulled an ad during the 2016 primary when he discovered one of the actors he’d hired was a softcore porn actress, so this couldn’t have happened to a nicer or more sexually repressed guy. And our old friend Fuckin’ Craig, Cruz’s college roommate, certainly had something to say about it:

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I do really want to savor this moment, but I, like the rest of the country, am also now imagining Ted Cruz watching porn, which undercuts my enjoyment somewhat.

UPDATE: Ted Cruz has an explanation, everyone. “It was a staffing issue and it was inadvertent,” he told reporters. “It was a mistake.”

Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.

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Bless the person who diligently watches the “likes” column on Ted Cruz’s twitter 24/7