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

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

Sen. Gary PetersGary Charles PetersLawmakers move to award posthumous Congressional Gold Medal to Aretha Franklin The farm bill gives Congress a chance to act on the Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act Bipartisanship alive and well, protecting critical infrastructure MORE (D-Mich.) fired back at Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyWant to improve health care? Get Americans off of their couches Situation in Yemen should lead us to return to a constitutional foreign policy Overnight Defense: Biden honors McCain at Phoenix memorial service | US considers sending captured ISIS fighters to Gitmo and Iraq | Senators press Trump on ending Yemen civil war 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 DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinGrassley to administration: You must consult Congress on refugee cap Overnight Health Care: Senators target surprise medical bills | Group looks to allow Medicaid funds for substance abuse programs | FDA launches anti-vaping campaign for teens Bipartisan group wants to lift Medicaid restriction on substance abuse treatment 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."