On Wednesday, Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, challenged the Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for a debate.
Greene’s challenge was made in a series of tweet on her twitter account calling Ocasio-Cortez to debate her publicly on the economic impact of the Green New Deal.
“Since you sponsored the Green New Deal and have a degree in Economics, I’m sure you are more than qualified,” Greene tweeted.
“.@AOC I’d like to challenge you to a debate on the Green New Deal economic policy,” Greene tweeted.
.@AOC I’d like to challenge you 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.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene ?? (@mtgreenee) April 14, 2021
Greene went on to argue that the American people deserved to hear both sides of the economic impact that Green New Deal policies might have on the country.
She also said that her own experience and degree in business qualified her to take the stage opposite Ocasio-Cortez.
Greene said that with her degree in business administration and experience running a company and Ocasio-Cortez’s degree in economics, a debate “would be informative for the American People.”
Greene said she and Ocasio-Cortez could each pick a moderator.
The debate would be on a major news network negotiated between the two, Greene said.
Ocasio-Cortez has been a leading proponent of the Green New Deal, saying it is needed to seriously combat climate change.
Republicans such as Greene have argued that the Green New Deal costs too much and is unrealistic.
Greene proposed charging people to watch the debate and said that “the money raised could be split between us for our choosing of where it goes.”
Due to her past support of conspiracy theories, Greene has been a controversial figure but has stayed afloat among Republican voters, raising $3.2 million in the first quarter of 2021.
Meanwhile, Ocasio-Cortez has not responded to Greene’s debate request on Twitter.
The Hill has reached out to Ocasio-Cortez’s office for comment.