Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has received harsh criticism for arguing that President Joe Biden's rejoining of the Paris Climate Accords will be bad for Pittsburgh.
Although Cruz does not represent Pittsburgh, he has used the city to make his case -- even though he sought to throw out the votes of the city's residents to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Without mentioning Cruz by name, climate action activists Greta Thunberg ridiculed the Texas Republican.
"So happy that USA has finally rejoined the Pittsburgh Agreement. Welcome back!" Thunberg tweeted.
Here's what others are saying about Cruz:
you recently tried to throw out all votes cast in the state of Pennsylvania https://t.co/pl1BhHU0wP— Catherine Rampell (@Catherine Rampell)1611258410.0
yo dipshit, mayor of pittsburgh is ardent supporter of the paris accords. https://t.co/jvVKYvnCj3
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) January 21, 2021
hey remember when you literally begged the guy who dissed your wife and father to allow you argue in front of the supreme court to disenfranchise the voters in pittsburgh?
— Slade (@Slade) January 21, 2021
Dum-dum. It's named the Paris Agreement because that is where it was signed. It's not just for the citizens of Paris.
— NHL Watcher (@NHL_Watcher) January 21, 2021
Why did you try to take away their electoral votes? They're not going to vote for you in 4 years Ted. You will never be President.
— Nick Pappas (@NickAPappas) January 21, 2021
If you support blue-collar workers, give them $2000.
Who stopped it, again?
Ah yes, now I remember...
— Fred C. Trump (@FredCTrump4) January 21, 2021
Intelligent folks stand with both cities.
Intelligent folks know that "Paris" merely refers to where the accords were signed.
Intelligent folks recognize we live in 2021 and green jobs are the future for American workers.
"Intelligent folks" does not include Mr. Cruz.
— Jean L.P. Jaurès 🌎🔬📚⚖️ (@larsp2740) January 21, 2021
No one makes steel in Pittsburgh anymore, Ted. Also didn't you lead a failed coup against our government that resulted in several deaths?
— Ben Yahr (@benyahr) January 21, 2021
Let's see what Pittsburgh has to say: pic.twitter.com/wd6u9XT5DH
— Zach Heltzel (@zachheltzel) January 21, 2021
Dude. Do you think the Treaty of Versailles only ended the war for the people in Versailles? You gotta stop being such an obtuse attention-seeking nebnose. Sincerely, Pittsburgh. And probably Paris.
— Virginia Montanez (@JanePitt) January 21, 2021
25,000 northeast Texans would like to have a word with you, Rafael. pic.twitter.com/yqsarcTau2
— Chris Morris (@camorris) January 21, 2021
Wait? Is Pittsburgh more important than the state you work for? Do you even care about Texas?
— Adam Gordon (@AdamGordon1977) January 21, 2021
There's so much to detest here it's hard to unpack. I'll choose with stereotyping Pittsburgh as if it's 1971. Our e… https://t.co/0MofaEzH0Y— Dejan Kovacevic (@Dejan Kovacevic)1611257908.0
I swear to God there's nothing funnier than Ted Cruz, Harvard's most embarrassing alumnus, pretending that the Pari… https://t.co/eyiKhFzw1N— Heidi N. Moore (@Heidi N. Moore)1611255673.0
People in Pittsburgh aren’t against protecting our climate. But they are against being disenfranchised by your atte… https://t.co/z2VuPkxG5J— Julián Castro (@Julián Castro)1611254949.0
This is one of the most highly-educated and supposedly smart members of the Republican Party. Speaks volumes as to… https://t.co/UqRKt6XqhV— Mehdi Hasan (@Mehdi Hasan)1611254165.0
Hey Pittsburgh, this guy @SenTedCruz tried disenfranchising your entire state. Did not want your vote to count. N… https://t.co/U5OY75l4oP— Fred Guttenberg (@Fred Guttenberg)1611257908.0