Republican National Committee site linked to porn account for months before anyone noticed

Maryland Republicans also said that the popular microblogging site even offered to "freeze" the old account to prevent anyone else from taking over.


                            Republican National Committee site linked to porn account for months before anyone noticed

The official website of the Republican National Committee (RNC) was reportedly linked for months to a Twitter account, which provided pornographic content and "live sex chats," according to reports. The Capital Gazette reported that the Maryland Republican Party (MRP) changed its Twitter handle from "mdreps" to "mdgop" in January. The initial handle was then taken over by "Sexy Car Babes" and the entire page was filled with explicit NSFW images, and advertisements for live sex chat. Despite the change in MRP's Twitter handle, the RNC did not revise the links on its site, which when clicked directed people to the porn account from GOP.com.



Maryland Republican Party executive director Patrick O’Keefe, while talking to the Gazette, said: "We did not (tell them). We updated it on our website and all our entities then though. Not notifying the RNC back in February was just an oversight."

The news outlet reported that the national GOP website kept the link to Sexy Car Babes from January to until this week. The error was fixed on Monday, according to reports.

Maryland Republicans also said that the popular microblogging site even offered to "freeze" the old account to prevent anyone else from taking over after their switch to the new account. However, it did not happen.

This is not the first time the Republican party or its members have been involved in a mix-up linked to Twitter porn.



The Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz, last year, had reportedly "liked" a pornographic tweet through his official account. After social media mockery, Cruz blamed the incident on one of his staffers and said it was an accident.

The Maryland Republican Party chairman Dirk Haire said that he is not that concerned about the mix-up between the Twitter accounts, adding that Twitter was mainly for Hollywood celebrities, sports, and media. 

"Like virtually all Americans, I don’t go on Twitter. We use Facebook much more than Twitter," Haire said.

Wonder what President Donald Trump would make of that.