Senator Ted Cruz in the early hours of Tuesday ‘liked’ a pornographic video on Twitter, leaving users on the social networking site in splits.

It appeared that the Republican lawmaker from Texas hit the like button for a post by the handle @SexuallPosts which contained a two-minute long porn film. It is not known if it was indeed Cruz who was using the account at the time and liked the video. His followers evidently discovered the tweet when it appeared on their timeline and grabbed screenshots of it before the tweet was deleted forty minutes later.

Cruz's spokeswoman Catherine Frazier addressed the late night Twitter activity from the senator’s account and said: “the offensive tweet posted on @tedcruz account earlier has been removed by staff and reported to Twitter.”

However, with 3 million followers and a verified blue checkmark, the news took Twitter by storm with Twitterati ripping apart Cruz. Some users joked that they were “taken aback,” Cruz’s way of remembering the anniversary of the Sept. 11. attacks.

Hilarious memes addressing the activity also flooded the site.

Some predicted that Cruz would claim his account was hacked and said they were eagerly awaiting his statement.

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

This is not the first time that the senator has been connected with pornography. According to the Washington Post, Cruz in his autobiography “A Time for Truth” wrote that he watched pornography with Supreme Court justices when he served as a law clerk to then Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist, as the court was taking up a case challenging a law that regulated online porn.

"We were in front of a large computer screen gazing at explicit, hard-core pornography,” Cruz wrote.

"A slew of hard-core, explicit images showed up onscreen," he continued. "As we watched these graphic pictures fill our screens, wide-eyed, no one said a word. Except for Justice O'Connor, who lowered her head, squinted slightly, and muttered, 'Oh, my.’”

The Republican who portrays himself as a conservative has been against pornography for a very long. Cruz was one of the Republican delegates who unanimously voted to add an amendment to the draft of their platform last year, which called pornography a "public menace" that is ruining lives.

"Pornography, with his 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 wellbeing," the amendment stated.

Cruz also defended a ban on sex toys when he was the solicitor general for the state of Texas. Calling them “obscene devices,” Cruz and his team said the ban was in public interest and that “police powers” should be granted to the government, for the purposes of “discouraging prurient interests in sexual gratification, combating the commercial sale of sex, and protecting minors.”