Shortly after he was sworn in on Wednesday, President Joe Biden rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement, triggering Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) into tweeting out something so patently ridiculous that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) had no trouble completely owning the Texas Republican.
Cruz fired off this tweet shortly after the White House announced the United States would again be part of the Paris Agreement:
By rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement, President Biden indicates he’s more interested in the views of the citizens of Paris than in the jobs of the citizens of Pittsburgh. This agreement will do little to affect the climate and will harm the livelihoods of Americans.
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) January 20, 2021
AOC’s reply was to the point and also reminded Cruz that he’d recently participated in what can best be called sedition for his attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election and encouraging the storming of the Capitol on January 6:
Nice tweet Sen. Cruz! Quick question: do you also believe the Geneva Convention was about the views of the citizens of Geneva?
Asking for everyone who believes US Senators should be competent and not undermine our elections to incite insurrection against the United States https://t.co/mMf8iDo72G
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 21, 2021
Ouch! That’s going to leave a mark.
Social media also came after Cruz once AOC was finished with him:
Ted how can you get mad about saving the environment when you tried to destroy our democracy?
— Kim Mangone (@KimMangone) January 21, 2021
After voting to disenfranchise the entire commonwealth of Pennsylvania based on lies and conspiracy theories, Cruz expresses concern for the citizens of Pittsburgh. https://t.co/YQvBrV9PT9
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 21, 2021
Allegheny County, where Pittsburgh is located, voted 59% to 39% for PRESIDENT Joe Biden. Have a seat, Insurrection Ted. https://t.co/P0vIlR2eO3
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) January 21, 2021
Ted Cruz cares so much about the citizens of Pittsburgh that two weeks ago he voted to disenfranchise them. Beyond parody. https://t.co/FcOGAVdKeX
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 21, 2021
I’m sorry, guy who helped incite a violent insurrection against our Capitol and our democracy where people died says what?
— Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) January 21, 2021
If you’re going to plagiarize, maybe try someone new. pic.twitter.com/kkmkTyumey
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) January 21, 2021
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