Michigan Dem: Detroit-style pizza 'sweeping the nation'

Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) fired back at Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Wednesday in an ongoing argument over which style of U.S. pizza reigns supreme, declaring that Detroit-style pies are “sweeping the nation.”

“Don’t get too saucy. Detroit-style is what’s sweeping the nation,” Peters tweeted in response to Murphy’s claim that pizza from places other than New York, New Jersey or Connecticut “is not real pizza.”

Peters’s tweet linked to a glowing review of Detroit-style pizza published by “Food & Wine” magazine.

The congressional battle over regional styles of pizza kicked off on Tuesday, when a Roll Call reporter posed the question of whether people “ACTUALLY think Chicago pizza is better than New Haven pizza.”

That elicited a dismissive response from Murphy, who flatly declared that pizza from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut is the only true form of the dish.

“Pizza from anywhere other than CT, NY, and NJ is not real pizza,” Murphy tweeted. “Everyone knows this.”

Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) hit back at Murphy’s claim, waving off pizza from Murphy’s home state as having “more in common with cheese and crackers than it does with real pizza.”

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