Seth Rogen takes on Ted Cruz over Twitter

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      Vancouver-born actor, writer, and director Seth Rogen has long been a champion of liberal causes.

      This week, he laid into redneck Texas senator Ted Cruz.

      The Calgary-born Cruz is a leader of the so-called Republic Sedition Caucus who advanced claims that the U.S. presidential election was rigged.

      It started when Cruz declared that President Joe Biden chose Paris over Pittsburgh. 

      That came after Biden's followed through on a campaign promise to have America rejoin the Paris Agreement to contain the growth of greenhouse gas emissions.

      Cruz's outburst led Rogen to accuse him of being a fascist.

      After Rogen's tweet, Cruz responded: "Charming, civil, educated response. @SethRogen. If you're a rich, angry Hollywood celebrity, today's Dems are the party for you. If you're blue-collar, if you're a union member, if you work in energy or manufacturing...not so much."

      That prompted this broadside from Rogen: "If you're a white supremacist fascist who doesn't find it offensive when someone calls your wife ugly, Ted Cruz is the exact motherfucker for you."

      Then Rogen added: "Also, I'm in four unions."

      Rogen has taken on powerful people before.

      He was the first major Hollywood star to declare that he believed the women who went public with complaints against rapist and former producer Harvey Weinstein.

      Also, Rogen's 2014 political comedy, The Interview, mocked North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, who was played by Randall Park.

      That led to Sony Pictures being hacked by a group that the FBI believes had ties to the North Korean government.

      The Interview was shot in Vancouver and also starred Rogen along with James Franco, Lizzy Caplan, and Diana Bang.