September 14, 2017 04:10 GMT by dailymail.co.uk

Ted Cruz after porn like:Adults can do as they wish in bed

Ted Cruz has addressed his past views on bedroom etiquette that resurfaced after his Twitter account 'liked' a pornographic video.

Ted Cruz has addressed his past views on bedroom etiquette that resurfaced after his Twitter account 'liked' a pornographic video. 

The Republican Texas senator told CNN one of his staffers made an 'honest mistake' and insisted it would never happen again before addressing his time as solicitor general when he defended a law restricting the use of sex toys.  

Cruz summonsed his more liberal leanings when he commented further on the issue of sexual proclivities by saying 'Consenting adults should be able to do whatever they want in their bedrooms.'

In the interview Wednesday he also doubled down saying it was one of his staffers who had, erroneously, hit like on the pornographic video from his Twitter account and that he 'promises they feel terrible,' although he would still not name them.

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Ted Cruz went on CNN with Dana Bash to discuss various topics, when the issue of the 'like' of a hardcore porn video from his Twitter account came up
Dana Bash

Ted Cruz went on CNN with Dana Bash to discuss various topics, when the issue of the 'like' of a hardcore porn video from his Twitter account came up 

Ted Cruz blamed an aide for accidentally liking a hardcore porn video from his Twitter account

Ted Cruz blamed an aide for accidentally liking a hardcore porn video from his Twitter account

Ted Cruz liked a hardcore porn link showing a man having sex with a woman while another woman looks on masturbates on Tuesday
The liked Twitter porn video was unliked within 40 minutes

The Texas senator appeared to like the post late on Monday, according to multiple Twitter users. He claimed an aide was responsible for the like  

Ted Cruz joked that he wishes the gaffe would have happened during the Indiana primary for publicity purposed

Ted Cruz joked that he wishes the gaffe would have happened during the Indiana primary for publicity purposed

The interview, with CNN's Dana Bash, was on a myriad of topics, but became pointed on the pornographic front when she posed: 'I can't believe I'm going to ask you this, but so you're officially saying Ted Cruz is okay with people buying sex toys?'

Bash was hearkening back to a vote back in 2007, when Cruz was not yet a senator but a solicitor general, and he argued in favor of a law that had previously banned the sale of sex toys.

'Can you appreciate the irony that you once defended a Texas law banning sales of sex toys?' Bash asked. 

Cruz said the media was 'just totally false' in referencing that 2007 sex toy ban proposal.

Cruz went on to say about the idea of banning sex toys was a 'stupid law'.

He added: 'Listen, I am one of the most libertarian members of the Senate. I think it is idiotic. But, it is an opportunity for knuckleheads in the media to claim, oh, isn't this ironic that Cruz wants to ban these things,' was just incorrect.

Cruz, who previously stated it was a male staffer who hit 'like' on the video, did not do so intentionally, added he would not give up their identity as the matter had been dealt with internally.

'The media and the Left seem obsessed with sex. Let people do what they want,' Cruz added. 

The Texas senator stunned his Twitter followers after his account Monday night 'liked' a hardcore porn video. 

Ted Cruz  called pornography a public health crisis in 2016 and said it is destroying the lives of millions 

Ted Cruz  called pornography a public health crisis in 2016 and said it is destroying the lives of millions 

What will it be? Since the tweet was liked just after 9.30pm in LA, some celebrities were awake to react to the like 

What will it be? Since the tweet was liked just after 9.30pm in LA, some celebrities were awake to react to the like 

The account @SexuallPosts thanked the conservative senator for watching the pornographic content 

The account @SexuallPosts thanked the conservative senator for watching the pornographic content 

Ted Cruz's tweet was up for a surprising amount of time, perhaps because no one with access to the account was awake

Ted Cruz's tweet was up for a surprising amount of time, perhaps because no one with access to the account was awake

Ted Cruz was trending within minutes of liking the pornographic video on Twitter 

Ted Cruz was trending within minutes of liking the pornographic video on Twitter 

Ted Cruz's college roommate implied this behavior was not unusual for the Texas native

Ted Cruz's college roommate implied this behavior was not unusual for the Texas native

People in the UK, including Piers Morgan, were awake and able to laugh at Ted Cruz for the unfortunate like 

People in the UK, including Piers Morgan, were awake and able to laugh at Ted Cruz for the unfortunate like 

He appeared to 'like' the x-rated clip late night, but it was redacted around 40 minutes later.

Cruz told reporters that 'it was a staffing issue and it was inadvertent. It was a mistake. It was not a deliberate action.'

'This is not how I envisioned waking up this morning,' Cruz said. 'Although I will say that if I had known that this would trend so quickly, perhaps we should have posted something like this back during the Indiana primary.'  

In July of 2016, Cruz said in a GOP platform draft: 'Pornography, with its harmful effects, especially on children, has become a public health crisis that is destroying the life of millions.'

'We encourage states to continue to fight this public menace and pledge our commitment to children's safety and well-being. We applaud the social networking sites that bar sex offenders from participation. We urge energetic prosecution of child pornography which closely linked to human trafficking.'

While Cruz was the solicitor general of the state of Texas, he helped argue in favor of banning sex toys in the Lone Star State. 

The video he liked does not appear to feature any sex toys. 

In 2015 he watched hardcore pornography with Supreme Court justices when the court was considering regulating online porn.

He told the Washington Post: 'We were in front of a large computer screen gazing at explicit, hardcore pornography. 

Cruz's college roommate Craig Mazin‏ also tweeted: 'Now imagine Ted Cruz is doing this four feet below you in the bottom bunk bed. Yes, my misery very much appreciates your company.'

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