U.S. Senator Ted Cruz sarcastically fired back at actor Seth Rogen’s “charming, civil” response to his comments on one of President Biden’s executive actions.
The Texas Republican kept his cool in a reply to Rogen’s profane attack on Twitter, after he called him a “fascist” for criticizing Biden. The newly sworn-in president rolled back many of former President Donald Trump’s policies, signing a stack of executive orders including one to have the U.S. rejoin the Paris Climate 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,” Cruz tweeted Cruz on Wednesday. “This agreement will do little to affect the climate and will harm the livelihoods of Americans.”
Rogen reacted in the comments section below the tweet, telling the senator: “F–k off you fascist.”
Fuck off you fascist.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) January 21, 2021
“Charming, civil, educated response. @Sethrogen,” Cruz responded.
“If you’re a rich, angry Hollywood celebrity, today’s Dems are the party for you. If you’re blue-collar, if you’re a union member, if you work in energy or manufacturing… not so much,” Cruz wrote.
Charming, civil, educated response. @Sethrogen
If you’re a rich, angry Hollywood celebrity, today’s Dems are the party for you.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 21, 2021
The 38-year-old actor and comedian launched another profane screed against the lawmaker.
“Haha get f–ked fascist. Go encourage a white supremacist insurrection again you f–king clown,” he tweeted.
Haha get fucked fascist. Go encourage a white supremacist insurrection again you fucking clown.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) January 21, 2021
Naturally, Rogen would not engage in any productive debate with the senator, choosing instead to name call and lob insults.
Back in 2017, Trump removed the U.S. over the economic impact of the climate accords.
“No responsible leader can put the workers and the people of their country at this debilitating and tremendous disadvantage,” he said at the time. “Withdrawing is in economic interest and won’t matter much to the climate.”
“I was elected by voters of Pittsburgh, not Paris,” Trump had declared. “I promised I would exit or renegotiate any deal which fails to serve U.S. interests.”
Cruz warned that Biden’s decision to recommit the U.S. to the accord would impact thousands of American jobs,
“By signing this order, President Biden indicates that he’s more interested in the views of the citizens of Paris than in the jobs of the citizens of Pittsburgh,” he said in a statement.
“Rejoining the Paris agreement isn’t about ‘restoring America’s leadership abroad’ or ‘solving the climate crisis,’ but instead it is about Democrats’ plans to destroy jobs they don’t like – including thousands of manufacturing jobs – and cede control of our energy future to other countries,” the Texas lawmaker continued.
“America’s ‘commitment’ to the Paris Climate Agreement will be used by the Biden administration as justification for a whole litany of new executive actions and burdensome federal regulations to shape our energy and environmental policy – which will burden American families, manufacturers, and businesses with higher energy costs at a time when they are already struggling,” said Cruz, who attended Biden’s inauguration wearing a mask that read: “Come and take it.”
Sen. #TedCruz, wearing a face mask that reads “Come and Take It”, arrives for #Inauguration2021 at the #USCapitol in Washington, DC. 📷: @drewangerer #InaugurationDay #POTUS46 pic.twitter.com/s1JJcVh0SS
— Getty Images News (@GettyImagesNews) January 20, 2021
“If the Biden administration believes that rejoining the agreement is something the American people should support, then he should submit the Paris Climate Agreement to the Senate as a treaty and let the people decide through their elected representatives,” Cruz suggested. “But he knows that it would fail. So like his Democratic predecessor, President Biden is governing by executive fiat.”
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