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“In my house, if my 5-year-old daughter says something she knows to be false, she gets a spanking,” says Ted Cruz.

‘Keep Pittsburgh out of your mouth’: Steel City to Ted Cruz over Paris Climate Accord barb

First published in PennLive, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 20210122

A Tweet by Sen. Ted Cruz using Pittsburgh to blast President Joe Biden’s immediate executive order for the U.S. to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord has some Steel City residents steaming.

The main message from these climate-change-minded Pittsburghers to the conservative Cruz of Texas: “Keep our city out of your mouth, Senator.”

Here is a Pittsburgh political backlash in a series of tart tweets:

First, the Cruz tweet that tied the global Paris accord to Biden favoring Parisians over Pittsburghers:

That ignited the backlash from Pittsburgh, with blowback hotter than a blast furnace:


Blunt, too, befitting the city’s blue-collar roots:

And tough. Always tough:

Others blasted the Republican Cruz seizing upon an outdated image of tech-and-medical-savvy Pittsburgh, which hasn’t been bellowing smoke from steel mills in decades:

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