What do you do if you’re a high-powered politician who’s made a very public mistake? Easy: you blame the mistake on a miscellaneous, unidentified staffer and wash your hands of it. That’s exactly what evangelical christian and Texas Senator Ted Cruz has done after his Twitter account, which boasts a lofty 3.02 million followers, liked a pornographic tweet from @SexuallPosts (NFSW) hosting an explicit video from “Reality Kings,“ a hardcore porn production company in Florida. The footage broadcasted in the tweet captures a woman arriving home to find a couple having hardcore sex in her living room. Evidently, Ted was a big fan—so much in fact that he tapped the little heart icon.

Within a few hours of the activity, the tweet had been unliked. Later, around two in the morning, Cruz’s senior communications advisor, Catherine Frazier, tweeted the obvious: the "offensive tweet” had been removed by staff.

Later, Cruz told reporters, “There are a number of people on the team who have access on the account. It appears that someone inadvertently hit the like button. When we discovered the post, which was I guess an hour or two later, we pulled it down. It was a staffing issue. And it was inadvertent. It was a mistake. It was not a deliberate act. We’re dealing with it internally, but it was a mistake. It was not malicious.” Got it, a “mistake.”

Wringing the scandal for all its worth, the account responsible for the tweet now encourages users “follow the same porn @tedcruz watches” in their bio. They also tweeted “thanks for watching ted!” following reports. They’ve since tweeted part two of the clip in honor of the Senator, writing, “didn’t want to leave you hanging, @tedcruz.”

The porn star depicted in the video, Cory Chase, was too busy dealing with Hurricane Irma to enjoy her newfound fame. But when she did find access to Wifi, she tweeted, “So I hear I am trending with Ted Cruz. I am literally in the dark with hardly any access to the internet world #OMG #hurricaneimra.”

A politician liking porn isn’t a super huge deal–especially with threats of natural disasters and nuclear war in the nation. But the reason why it’s correct to skewer the right-leaning diplomat is because Cruz is a man who, despite having a discerning taste for MILF actresses with salacious appetites, vehemently opposes women’s rights.

For starters, Cruz called Roe v. Wade, the monumental court case legalizing abortion, a “dark anniversary” on Facebook, attesting, “No right is more precious and fundamental than the right to life.” He ignores women and their right to choose what happens with their own bodies. Cruz has also supported bans on taxpayer money that funds abortions, including a Texas law that would require doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. Cruz also voted “no” to the amendments to the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, passed in 2013, which provides money for the investigation and prosecution of violent crimes against women and is responsible for creating the office on Violence Against Women within the Department of Justice. Cruz has gone on record to say he believes that if a woman is impregnated by a rapist, the government has the authority to make her to take the pregnancy to term, regardless of her wishes.

More recently, it was revealed Cruz had previously defended a Texas state law that banned the sale of sex toys. In a 2007 court brief, he rallied that individuals do not have the right to use them, even in their own homes. Well, Teddy, the cat’s out of the bag and it looks like you’re actually quite fond of sexual aids and masturbation. Now if you’d just stay out of women’s bodies in politics as you do your wife’s with porn, that would be greatly appreciated.

In the meantime, enjoy some of our favorite reactions to Ted’s porn scandal.