Cruz says aide in­ad­ver­tently caused his porn Twit­ter post

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US Se­na­tor Ted Cruz says an aide was re­spon­si­ble for the “like” that caused a porno­graphic post to briefly ap­pear on Cruz’s Twit­ter feed on Mon­day night.

The Texas Repub­li­can and 2016 pres­i­den­tial can­di­date said Tues­day that sev­eral aides have ac­cess to the ac­count and that one in­ad­ver­tently posted the pornog­ra­phy.

Cruz told re­porters that “it was a staffing is­sue and it was in­ad­ver­tent. It was a mis­take. It was not a de­lib­er­ate ac­tion.”

“Lik­ing” — which only peo­ple with ac­cess to a Twit­ter ac­count are able to do — causes it to ap­pear on one’s feed.

Cruz sought to make light of the episode, which gained wide­spread no­tice on the pop­u­lar so­cial me­dia site.

“This is not how I en­vi­sioned wak­ing up this morn­ing,” Cruz said. “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.”

Cruz would not say whether he’ll fire the staff aide or deny the aide ac­cess to his so­cial me­dia ac­counts, though he noted that the aide did not act ma­li­ciously.

Cruz is seek­ing re-elec­tion to a sec­ond term in next year’s elec­tions.

– AP

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