In response to Pope Francis’ widely awaited encyclical, a papal document released on Thursday calling for action on climate change, former Governor George Pataki (R-NY) went to social media to take a jab at his Catholic opponents, who have been critical of the Pope’s engagement on the issue.

Gov. Pataki tweeted: The idea @JebBush @marcorubio & @RickSantorum espouse that @Pontifex has no standing on climate change is absurd. #climatechange