The Democrats' Secret Weapon
Pizza sustains lawmakers during historic sit-in

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, right, drops off pizza for House Democrats including fellow Oregonians, Reps. Earl Blumenauer, center, and Suzanne Bonamici. (Courtesy Sen. Ron Wyden/Twitter)

Never mind Periscope.  

Mountains of fresh, hot pizza turned out to be the Democrats’ secret weapon in the war to wait out House GOP leaders on the gun control front.  

Roskam Twitter Wars With Jake Tapper
Illinois congressman is defending his beloved deep-dish pizza

Chicago-area Reps. Peter Roskam and Randy Hultgren got into a food fight with CNN's Jake Tapper. (JM Rieger/CQ Roll Call)

On Wednesday, Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., was featured in Roll Call’s Chicago-style pizza tasting  dishing on deep dish pizza. On Thursday, he was defending the city's signature dish.  

Around 10 a.m. on Thursday, Roskam tweeted that a pizza museum was coming to Chicago next month. CNN’s Jake Tapper, a Roll Call alum, responded , “doesn’t make much sense given the bread pie Chicago thinks is pizza.” And the battle was on.  

Noshtalgia: Digging Into Chicago-Style Pizza
Chicago Pols Chew on Their Culinary Birthright

Paying homage to the defining treat of one’s youth can be tricky — particularly when competing against a chain restaurant that’s convinced the public that what it dishes out is the real thing.  

All of which makes entrepreneurial chef Tom Madrecki that much more determined to share his version of Chicago-style pizza with pie lovers in the nation’s capital.