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Ted Cruz clears up that whole 'porn tweet' debacle — kind of

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) had some explaining to do Tuesday morning after Twitter users discovered his official account had "liked" a tweet containing a pornographic video overnight. (While Cruz's staff finally "unliked" the NSFW tweet, it was not before @SexuallPosts thanked the senator "for watching.")

Cruz — who once wrote a 76-page legal brief calling for sex toys to be banned in the state of Texas — seemed to take things in stride and with a sense of humor. A one-time 2016 presidential candidate, Cruz joked to the press that "perhaps we should have done something like this during the Indiana primary."

Of course, that still leaves open the lingering question of who liked the "porn tweet" from Cruz's account. "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," Cruz went on to explain, as reported by NBC News' Frank Thorp V.

"It wasn't you?" someone asked.

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

Ah.