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Ted Cruz has watched porn on at least one other occasion 

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz is currently facing a bit of scrutiny regarding his possible liking of a porn tweet.

The whole thing started Monday night when Cruz’s official Twitter account liked a porn video from the handle “Sexuall Posts“.

A few hours later a spokeswoman for Cruz tweeted that the offending like had been removed and Ted himself called it a “staffing issue.”

While we don’t – and may never – know if he did like the video, what we do know is that Cruz has watched porn on at least one other occasion.

The good people at The Washington Post found a passage in Ted Cruz’s book A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America that described the incident.

Allow me to set the scene.

Cruz was a 26-year-old law clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court back in the 1990s. At the time, the court was trying to decide whether or not internet porn should be regulated.

Seeing is believing, so the brave justices thought it would be best if they had a good gander at some internet porn. Remember this is the 1990s, so internet porn probably hadn’t evolved to the giddy heights of today.

Anyway, somehow they ended up watching a video involving a cantaloupe, according to The Washington Post.

Cantaloupe

Use your imagination.

“As we watched these graphic pictures fill our screens, wide-eyed, no one said a word,” Cruz wrote, clearly exhilarated. “Except for Justice O’Connor, who lowered her head, squinted slightly, and muttered, ‘Oh, my.’”

Meanwhile, the Sexuall Posts account has wasted no time on capitalising on its new-found fame.

Sexuall Posts has updated its bio to read “Follow for the Same Porn @TedCruz Watches” and is currently selling merchandise including T-shirts reading “MasterbaTED”.

This is not the first time that Cruz has been linked to the sex industry.

In 2004, Cruz tried to defend a law banning the sale of sex toys. Mother Jones reports that Cruz’s legal team came up with a brief that included this statement:

There is no substantive-due-process right to stimulate one’s genitals for non-medical purposes unrelated to procreation or outside of an interpersonal relationship.

When the attempted ban became public in 2016, Craig Mazin, who was Cruz’s roommate in college, utterly demolished Ted with this response:

Rekt.

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