Ted Cruz's Facebook Live Broadcast Goes Hilariously Awry

Here's how not to do a Facebook Live broadcast.

Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) team sure knows how to botch a Facebook Live broadcast.

The lawmaker’s live chat with conservative 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.

Check out what happened from the 9-minute 40-second mark in Cruz’s video here. Or watch the highlights on MSNBC 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 to remove their hand from over the camera’s lens.

Footage of the broadcast inevitably trended on Twitter, drawing the attention of people including former porn star Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti:

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