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

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

Sen. Gary PetersGary PetersHillicon Valley — Presented by Connected Commerce Council — Incident reporting language left out of package Language requiring companies to report cyberattacks left out of defense bill Five ways Senate could change Biden's spending plan MORE (D-Mich.) fired back at Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyFive things to know about Russia's troop buildup near Ukraine  Senate Democrat says he will 'settle' for less aggressive gun control reform 'because that will save lives' Ernst on Russian buildup on Ukraine border: 'We must prepare for the worst' MORE (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."

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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 DurbinDick DurbinDemocrats seek to avoid internal disputes over Russia and China Schumer steps on the gas to move Biden agenda Demand Justice launches ad campaign backing Biden nominee who drew GOP pushback MORE (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."