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Sen. Ted Cruz has had an embarrassing morning.
We hate to do this to you and possibly ruin your morning, but Texas Sen. Ted Cruz liked a pornographic video on Twitter earlier this morning.
@SexuallPosts published the tweet Monday, and Cruz's social media account liked the tweet for about an hour before unliking it. The porn aggregation account then retweeted another account, using the woman in the pornographic tweet as a meme calling out the pious Cruz for liking it.
The Dallas Observer called his office for comment, and our call has not yet been returned. Catherine Frazier, Cruz's communications director, tweeted on tuesday that "the offensive tweet posted on @tedcruz account earlier has been removed by staff and reported to Twitter."
Naturally, internet memes blossomed after word got out via the New York Post and other outlets. The porn site, naturally, has put the Texas senator's name on its account, asking that people "follow for the same porn as @tedcruz."
Political reporter Yashar Ali posted a capture of the moment:
Sen. Ted Cruz's account liked a pornographic tweet this morning.
Screenshot from @yashar