Senator Ted Cruz’s Twitter account got caught “liking” a porn video, and the internet, late-night talk show hosts and pretty much everyone else could not to more thrilled.

Cruz, predictably, claims it wasn’t he who hit “like,” it was one of his staffers.

“It was a staffing issue and it was inadvertent,” Cruz told the Washington Post. “It was a mistake.”

Per the San Jose Mercury News, he added, “It was inadvertent, it was a mistake, it was not a deliberate action. We’re dealing with it internally but it was a mistake, it was not malicious conduct.”

Lots of people in his office had access to his Twitter account, he claims.

Cruz’s explanations are plausible. We’ve inadvertently hit “like” many times on tweets, particularly when we’re scrolling through the app on our phone. Plus, many U.S. senators certainly give staffers access to their accounts.

Nevertheless, Cruz’s “like” is fair game for all it has coming, including this Jimmy Kimmel classic:

“If only he did something this perverse during the campaign, he might be president right now.”

Good stuff, Jimmy.

Putting all of this into sharper context, Cruz’s political resume is dotted with puritanical efforts that make “liking” a porn video contradictory. Back in 2007, when he was solicitor general for the Texas, he supported the state’s ban on sex toys. A brief (via Vanity Fair), which he helped write, stated the government should have “police powers” to discourage “prurient interests in sexual gratification, combating the commercial sale of sex, and protecting minors.”

The document also stated, “there is no substantive-due-process right to stimulate one’s genitals for non-medical purposes unrelated to procreation or outside of an interpersonal relationship,” but that doesn’t line up right with someone who knows Cruz well.

That’s pretty hilarious, too.

Cory Chase, the porn star who’s featured in the video in question, told the New York Daily News, “With his stance against the porn industry and adult entertainment, I’m not a fan of Ted Cruz. But I’m happy to see that he could be a fan of mine though.”

Another interesting twist to this not-so-sordid tale is the notion that Ms. Chase resembles Cruz’s wife.

Okay, so this story is pretty much a nothing burger, is it not? Cruz’s explanation is believable, and there’s nothing wrong with porn, anyway.

But let’s just say he admitted to “liking” the video. At risk of offending some of his base, wouldn’t it humanize him to some of his haters?