The excuses are almost inevitable, and predictable: The account was hacked, possibly by those pesky Russians. Or some rogue intern got hold of the social media, a secret Democrat intent on sabotage. Whatever the case, it is all but certain that Ted Cruz, the conservative Republican who serves as the junior Senator from Texas, will deny having “liked” a pornographic clip on Twitter.
The facts are as follows: On Monday evening, the account belonging to Cruz “liked” a video clip posted by @SexuallPosts, an account whose sole purpose is disseminating pornographic videos. That clip, 2 minutes and 20 seconds in length, has a woman walking into what appears to be her house. There, she discovers a couple having sexual intercourse. She proceeds to watch them, to her own evident pleasure.
The Cruz account retracted the “like” as soon as it began to attract the attention of Twitter users. By then, of course, it was too late.
And Twitter is having fun:
Soon Ted Cruz will wake up to this nightmarish PR situation. Wonder if he'll be able to beat it? pic.twitter.com/uA7HUBrwI6
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) September 12, 2017
To be fair, literally every photo of Ted Cruz looks like he just got caught masturbating. pic.twitter.com/BAcjYa0OQT
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) September 12, 2017
The Ted Cruz the media doesn't want you to see on 9/11 pic.twitter.com/x4cLYjdsvW
— rickandmorty (@rickandmorty101) September 12, 2017
You know trump gonna call a press conference on Ted Cruz like pic.twitter.com/Mime4MC5Q4
— Think Liberty (@think_liberty) September 12, 2017
Official Statement From Ted Cruz: pic.twitter.com/7EHsHtcF1W
— Sophie Scruggs (@SophieAScruggs) September 12, 2017