Ted Cruz said the Paris climate agreement was about the ‘citizens of Paris’ – 6 brutal takedowns
It’s the first full day of Joe Biden’s presidency and Republican presidential wannabe Ted Cruz is already out there hitting him with his best shots.
Except instead of laying a glove on Biden, Cruz succeeded only in punching himself squarely in the face when he took to Twitter to criticise Biden’s decision to rejoin the Paris climate change agreement.
That’s right. Ted Cruz really did say the Paris agreement was about protecting the citizens of Paris, rather than being the capital city where the agreement was reached.
And it prompted no end of mockery as you might imagine. These 6 responses say it best.
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
You DO know that it’s only called the Paris Agreement because that’s where the meeting took place, right? It’s not actually a deal with “the citizens of Paris.” You know that…right? https://t.co/TiPILgEnJ5
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 21, 2021
Can’t believe The Treaty of Versailles only brought peace to the citizens of Versailles and everyone else had to carry on fighting in World War 1. https://t.co/r0N4nN2Qmc
— Katy Brand (@KatyFBrand) January 21, 2021
Holy, I know more about the Paris Climate Agreement than you do, and you're a senator and I wrote MINIONS. https://t.co/C98Tl4e2fx
— Brian Lynch (@BrianLynch) 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
Can't believe they only let people who live in London take part in the 2012 London Olympics. https://t.co/QxbThyBHS3
— Caitlin Moran (@caitlinmoran) January 21, 2021
There was another theory, that Cruz knows exactly what the Paris agreement was about – he just thinks his followers don’t.
Here’s another one- Cruz knows the Paris agreement isn’t about the citizens of Paris. He just thinks we don’t. Bad faith from a bad actor. https://t.co/0MmpI4vHQD
— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) January 21, 2021
But if that was the idea, it’s fair to say it backfired.
And just in case you’re still in any doubt Ted …
Sir, the Paris Climate Agreement is not about … Parishttps://t.co/KUdRXZOQap
— Anup Kaphle (@AnupKaphle) January 21, 2021
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