Marjorie Taylor Greene challenges AOC to charity debate over Green New Deal
MTG versus AOC, over the GND?
“@AOC I’d like to challenge you to a debate on the Green New Deal economic policy,” Greene tweeted Wednesday morning in a thread.
The controversial Georgia Republican also brought up her and the self-described democratic socialist’s economic and business credentials.
“Since you sponsored the Green New Deal and have a degree in Economics, I’m sure you are more than qualified,” Greene wrote. “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,” she added. “They deserve to hear the two sides with pro’s [sic] and cons.”
Proposing some ground rules, Greene suggested that she and Ocasio-Cortez each choose one moderator and then negotiate a major news network to host the debate.
“Let’s do this for The People,” the Georgia congresswoman said, concluding her pitch. “What do you say?”
The New York Democrat never gave a response to her, which prompted Greene hours later to further press Ocasio-Cortez on a debate, noting how many Twitter users expressed excitement over a potential televised event.
“People are saying they would pay money to see it,” Greene said, then floating the idea of making the debate “pay per view style” and have the money raised divvied up between the pair for places of each’s choosing.
“What do you think?” she asked.
However, Ocasio-Cortez has yet to respond to the debate proposition.
Ocasio-Cortez’s office did not immediately respond to this reporter’s request for comment.
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