Screengrab via Reality Kings/Pornhub Remix by Samantha Grasso

One isn’t surprised that Cruz is a hypocrite—though she leans Republican herself.

In the late hours of Monday night, the Twitter account of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) liked a tweet. A not-safe-for-work tweet. A two-minute-long clip of pornography in which two adults have sex as a third watches on. You know, that kind of tweet.

Despite the impression the liked tweet has made on Tuesday’s news cycle, the Cruz camp has long since un-liked said tweet and responded to the commotion that a politician as anti-masturbation as Cruz might actually be jerkin’ it on the down low.

However, several questions remain unanswered, including: Who on Cruz’s team, if not Cruz himself, is responsible for the “staffing issue” that allowed his account to like the tweet? How did said tweet appear on Cruz’s timeline on the first place? And who exactly is behind the pornography clip? (For reference, here’s the NSFW video.)

While Cruz’s team has legitimately launched an internal investigation to determine who took free reign of the Twitter account, we can answer the latter of the questions ourselves with some shallow internet diving.

As evidenced by the clip’s watermark, this comes to us from Reality Kings, which is owned by Pornhub. As for the video’s performers, one of them, Cory Chase, has spoken with HuffPost about the ordeal. Chase lives in Florida, and writes on her internet biographies that she’s the No. 1 MILF porn star of 2016. While her internet access has intermittently wavered through Hurricane Irma, she found out about Cruz’s like-smashing once the news grew traction on Twitter.

While Chase was unaware of Cruz’s anti-masturbation tirade, she said she wasn’t surprised, as “most politicians are hypocrites.” (Chase says she’s moderate, though leans Republican.)

“I didn’t like that he watched it for free,” Chase told HuffPost. “He pirated that video. He should have paid Reality Kings for a subscription.”

Though Chase identified the other woman in the video as Avalon Heart, Pornhub’s video identifies her as actress Kacey Jordan, whose Twitter bio says she now goes by Daveney Nicole. Nicole’s Twitter account is absent from any indication that she’s aware of the video’s virality, and her Instagram is private.

However, Nicole’s male costar Bruce Venture, a self-described “saint” and producer, among other things, has milked the attention to Cruz’s Twitter activity since daybreak. (Chase, Nicole, and Venture have not responded to a request for comment from the Daily Dot.)

Perhaps much to Chase’s dismay, Pornhub has since replied to the viral fiasco by taking down its paywall and the making the entire video public for your viewing pleasure. In fact, the video, according to Pornhub VP Corey Price, has become the fastest video to reach 1 million views.

At least something positive has come from Ted Cruz’s (staffer’s) late night pseudo-incest porn clip perusing.

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