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Marjorie Taylor Greene to AOC: Let's Debate Green New Deal

Marjorie Taylor Greene to AOC: Let's Debate Green New Deal
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., speaks during a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 5, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 16 April 2021 01:42 PM

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., is challenging Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., to debate the Green New Deal.

Greene made her remarks in a series of tweets Wednesday,

"I'd like to challenge you to a debate on the Green New Deal economic policy," Greene wrote. "Since you sponsored the Green New Deal and have a degree in Economics, I'm sure you are more than qualified.

"I just have a degree in Business Amin and have owned a construction company for 20 years. A debate between AOC and I on the Green New Deal economic policy would be informative for the American People. They deserve to hear the two sides with pros and cons.

"You can choose one moderator and I choose a moderator. Then we can negotiate a major news network to host the debate. Let’s do this for The People. What do you say?"

And she added: "People are excited about our debate about the Green New Deal economic policy! People are saying they would pay money to see it. We could debate pay per view style? And the money raised could be split between us for our choosing of where it goes. What do you think?"

Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., unveiled the Green New Deal, which is predicted to cost trillions of dollars, in February 2019. The New York Post said the plan calls on the government to launch a World War II-like mobilization that would reduce carbon emissions, remake the economy and reduce income inequality.

The Hill noted: Republicans such as Greene have argued that the Green New Deal costs too much and is not realistic. 

Meanwhile, the Post said Ocasio-Cortez has not responded to Greene's debate challenge.

"We absolutely welcome a response and look forward to a lively debate," Greene's spokesman Nick Dyer told the newspaper.

In February, members of the House voted 230-199, with 11 Republicans siding with the Democrats, to remove Greene from the Education and Labor and Budget committees over comments she made on social media supporting QAnon theories in 2018.

Greene has called the move  "hypocritical" to kick her off the committees over her comments on social media when people are still "devastated" over the protests of the past year.

While she has been a controversial figure for her past support of conspiracy theories, Greene has stayed afloat among Republican voters, raising $3.2 million in the first quarter of 2021, according to The Hill.

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