Ted Cruz's Facebook live broadcast goes hilariously awry

Lee Moran

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:

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:

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.