‘Squad’ member Rashida Tlaib calls Ted Cruz ‘dumba–‘ for tweet against Paris climate accords

‘Squad’ member Rashida Tlaib calls Ted Cruz ‘dumba–‘ for tweet against Paris climate accords

Democratic
Michigan

Rep.
Rashida
Tlaib
aimed
a
succinct
insult
at
Sen.
Ted
Cruz,
R-TX,
on
Thursday
after
he
criticized

President
Biden’s
pledge
to
rejoin
the
Paris
Climate
Agreement.

Immediately
after
entering
the
Oval
Office
for
the
first
time
as
president,
Biden
signed
an
executive
order
that
authorizes
re-entry
into
the
climate
accord
in
a
30-day
process.
Cruz,
an
outspoken
critic
of
U.S.
participation
in
the
agreement,
said
the
order
indicates
Biden
is “more
interested
in
the
views
of
the
citizens
of
Paris
than
in
the
jobs
of
the
citizens
of
Pittsburgh.”

In
response
to
Cruz’s
tweet,
Tlaib
called
the
Texas
senator
a
“dumba–.”

Tlaib
is
often
identified
as
a
member
of
“the
Squad,”
a
group
of
young
progressive
members
of
Congress
who
became
known
for
their
outspoken
criticism
of
the
Trump
administration.

Former
President
Donald
Trump
rankled
Democrats
in
2017
when
he
withdrew
U.S.
support
for
the
Paris
agreement.

Trump
argued
the
agreement,
which
calls
on
nations
to
reduce
carbon
emissions
to
combat
climate
change,
placed
an
undue
burden
on
the
United
States
at
the
expense
of
American
jobs
The
U.S.
formally
withdrew
from
the
deal
last
November.

Cruz’s
tweet
also
drew
a
response
from
another
“Squad”
member,
Rep.
Alexandria
Ocasio-Cortez,
D-NY,
who
hammered
the
senator
for
referencing
Paris
residents
in
his
remarks.
The
Paris
Climate
Agreement
was
so
named
because
it
was
adopted
at
an
international
conference
held
in
the
French
city.

“Nice
tweet
Sen.
Cruz!
Quick
question:
do
you
also
believe
the
Geneva
Convention
was
about
the
views
of
the
citizens
of
Geneva?”
Ocasio-Cortez
wrote.

In
a
lengthy
statement
on
Biden’s
executive
order,
Cruz
asserted
the
renewed
commitment
to
the
climate
pledge
would
“destroy
jobs”
that
Democrats
“don’t
like.”

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“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,”
Cruz
said.

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