Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) team sure knows how to botch a Facebook Live broadcast.
The lawmaker’s live chat with radio host Mark Davis went viral Friday, but for all the wrong reasons — after an unidentified staffer who was filming the encounter on a smartphone suffered some, well, “technical problems” midway through.
See what happened from the 9 minute 40 mark below:
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 20, 2018
Cruz, whose seat is being challenged by the social media-savvy Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke, admitted his team “may not win IT department of the year” as he repeatedly urged the smartphone-operator not to remove their hand from over the camera’s lens.
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Footage of the broadcast inevitably trended on Twitter, drawing the attention of people including former porn star Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti:
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) October 20, 2018
I didn’t know my mom was in charge of Ted Cruz’s Facebook live streams https://t.co/XAUFnQVDiD
— Sara Porcheddu (@saraporcheddu) October 20, 2018
— The Terror of Dublin🎃#WearAMask😷#BidenHarris2020 (@taradublinrocks) October 20, 2018
I hear Ted Cruz had some issues with his Facebook Live stream today... pic.twitter.com/1rRIW254do
— Lon Harris (@Lons) October 20, 2018
My 78 year old mother in law can use Facebook live better than Ted Cruz!!!! pic.twitter.com/Sibu6S5B6o
— The Cable Guide Podcast (@StormChaser2162) October 20, 2018
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.