Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Ted Cruz says favorited porn tweet was 'inadvertent' and a 'mistake

Well, it looks like the man that tried to ban sex toys in Texas once is no Angel. by Ricardo Munoz 



This is only a story as it was not long ago that Ted Cruz attempted to ban the use and sale of sex toys.
Once upon a time, when he was but a mere solicitor general for the state of Texas, Ted Cruz helped write a 76-page legal brief defending the Lone Star State’s ban on the sale of sex toys. While his argument was ultimately shot down by an appellate court, the brief resurfaced Wednesday, confronting Americans with an unfortunate juxtaposition of mental images.

Mother Jones got its hands on the 2007 brief for the case, in which Cruz was tasked with defending a state law banning the sale and advertisement of sex toys—or “obscene devices,” as he called them—an offense then punishable by up to two years in jail.

In its brief to the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Cruz and his team argued that the plaintiffs challenging the law, a group of online retailers and Austin stores that sold sex toys, were not protected under the 14th Amendment’s right to privacy. In fact, he continued, banning obscene devices was in the public interest, and the government should be granted “police powers” for the purposes of “discouraging prurient interests in sexual gratification, combating the commercial sale of sex, and protecting minors.” Furthermore, using “obscene devices,” the state argued, was akin to “hiring a willing prostitute or engaging in consensual bigamy.

We’re just going to bet that Sen. Ted Cruz isn’t having a great Tuesday morning.

Overnight, the Texas Republican’s Twitter account favorited a tweet featuring hardcore pornography.
Later that morning, the senator told reporters that the like was "inadvertent" and a "mistake" caused by several people having access to the 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," he said, according to NBC News.
Cruz also reportedly joked about it, saying that they should have "done something like this during the Indiana primary."

By early Tuesday, the tweet was removed from the senator’s likes and reported to Twitter by staff, according to his senior communications adviser.


“The offensive tweet posted on @tedcruz account earlier has been removed by staff and reported to Twitter,” adviser Catherine Frazier said on Twitter.

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