Ted Cruz Says Staffer Mistakenly 'Liked' Porn Video on Twitter

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said Tuesday that a staffer was responsible for "inadvertently" liking a tweet containing a pornographic video from his official account late Monday night, embroiling the lawmaker in a social media firestorm.

"There are a number of people on the team that have access to the account and it appears that someone inadvertently hit the 'like' button," he told NBC News Tuesday.

"It was a staffing issue, and it was inadvertent, it was a mistake, it was not a deliberate action," Cruz added.

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