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Cruz on porn tweet: 'It was not me'
Sen. Ted Cruz said his staff has identified the individual who was responsible for the “honest mistake.”
| Andrew Harnik/AP Photo Cruz on porn tweet: 'It was not me' Ted Cruz wouldn’t say Wednesday who was responsible for liking a pornographic tweet from the Texas senator’s account. But he did say who wasn’t: himself. “It was not me,” Cruz told CNN in an interview broadcast Wednesday. “And it’s not gonna happen again.” Story Continued Below The @tedcruz Twitter account “liked” a post this week from @SexuallPosts, which now urges users to “Follow for the Same Porn @TedCruz Watches.” The inadvertent “screw-up,” as Cruz called it, prompted senior communications adviser Catherine Frazier to do damage control at 2:16 a.m. on Tuesday, when she said the “offensive tweet” had “been removed by staff and reported to Twitter.” “Look, we had a staffer who accidentally hit the wrong button, and it was a screw-up,” Cruz said Wednesday.
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