A pornographic video appeared briefly on conservative Senator Ted Cruz’s Twitter page, his staff confirmed on Tuesday.
A tweet by the Texas Republican’s spokeswoman, Catherine Frazier, early Tuesday implied that the posting was due to some sort of hacking or malfeasance: “The offensive tweet posted on @tedcruz account earlier has been removed by staff and reported to Twitter.”
— Chas Law (@chasarty) September 12, 2017
Someone using Cruz’s account appeared to have clicked “Like” on a tweet that contained the video.
The video appeared for about an hour overnight before it was removed from Cruz’s feed, according to tech news and media website ‘The Verge’.
— The Invisible Man (@invisibleman_17) September 12, 2017
Cruz’s recent tweets were confined to Texas’ recovery from Hurricane Harvey and Monday’s anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks against New York and Washington.