Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., tweeted Thursday that she wants to debate the proposed Green New Deal with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., after she's done "reading all 14 pages" of it.
"I'm glad I ran into you today @AOC to plan our debate about the Green New Deal," Taylor Greene tweeted. "After I finish reading all 14 pages, like we agreed, I'll schedule time for our debate."
The congresswoman said in a series of tweets earlier this month that she'd "like to challenge" Ocasio-Cortez to a debate on the Green New Deal economic policy.
"Since you sponsored the Green New Deal and have a degree in Economics, I’m sure you are more than qualified,” Taylor Greene tweeted April 14.
She went on to offer that she and Ocasio-Cortez both choose a moderator and agree on "a major news network to host the debate," saying, "let's do this for The People."
Taylor Greene also touted her own experience, saying, "I just have a degree in Business Admin 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 pro’s and cons."
During a press conference reintroducing the Green New Deal bill on Tuesday alongside Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., Ocasio-Cortez said some people have a "false notion" that there's a decision to be made between protecting the planet and protecting the economy.
"For so long, our movement towards a sustainable future has been divided with really just this false notion that we have to choose between our planet and our economy," Ocasio-Cortez said.
"We decided to come together in sweeping legislation that not only rejects that notion, but creates a plan for 20 million union jobs in the United States of America, to rebuild our infrastructure, to restore public housing, to make sure that we expand our access not only to EV [electric vehicle] and EV infrastructure but mass transit," she continued. "It is going to be an all hands on deck approach and we refuse to leave any community behind in the process."
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