Cruz Roasted For Tweet That Appears To Reveal His Ignorance About The Paris Climate Agreement

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) walks to a vote before attending the weekly Republican policy luncheon on September 24, 2019. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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January 21, 2021 8:20 a.m.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) mocked Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) early Thursday for wrongly suggesting that a multinational pact on climate change — the Paris Agreement — was designed to serve “the people of Paris.”

“Quick question: do you also believe the Geneva Convention was about the views of the citizens of Geneva?” Ocasio-Cortez jabbed, suggesting that Cruz was unaware that the agreement had been signed in the French capital, but was not created uniquely in the service of French people.

The comments came after Cruz on Wednesday night tweeted his displeasure with Biden’s announcement during the President’s first day in office that the U.S. would reenter the agreement in a flurry of moves aimed at undoing Trump’s agenda.

“President Biden indicates he’s more interested in the views of the citizens of Paris than in the jobs of the citizens of Pittsburgh,” Cruz wrote.

The Texas lawmaker’s line parroted a nonsensical argument from former President Trump, who in 2017 declared the nation would make an exit from the agreement because he “was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.”

But Cruz had been a ring leader in an effort to object to the Keystone State’s Electoral Votes for Biden earlier this month and by invoking Pittsburgh, Cruz invited further criticism on Twitter. He was relentlessly roasted for his apparent lack of knowledge about the state’s attitudes about the environment and for his efforts to wage the undemocratic charade and for his role in inciting an attack on the U.S. Capitol earlier this month:

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