Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) challenged Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) to a live, televised debate. She wants to debate the economic policy behind the Democrats’ proposed Green New Deal.
More Than Qualified To Debate
Greene pitched the idea Wednesday via Twitter, telling her fellow lawmaker she’d like to debate 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,” Greene continued.
As for her own qualifications, Greene said “I just have a degree in Business Admin and have owned a construction company for 20 years.”
The GOP lawmaker from Georgia often figured in controversial issues in the past, causing her to lose plum assignments in House committees. She said the proposed debate can help inform Americans.
“They deserve to hear the two sides with pros and cons,” Greene explained. In addition, Greene proposed that between her and AOC, they can each choose a moderator for the event. Then, they can make a common choice on which network will host the debate. “Let’s do this for The People. What do you say?” she tweeted.
Following Up Her Challenge
Later Wednesday, Greene followed up on her challenge. She tweeted that people are expressing their excitement for the debate and that they would pay money to see it. The Georgia representative then suggested a pay-per-view format.
“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 choice of where it goes. What do you think?,” Green tweeted.
Green New Deal
Ocasio-Cortez, also a prolific Twitter user has yet to respond to any of Greene’s tweets.
The New York representative banners climate policy among her legislative efforts. She is one of the authors of the Green New Deal.
The 14-page plan calls for the federal government to launch a World War II-like mobilization on an environmental plan. The goal is to reduce carbon emissions while revitalizing the economy.
In addition, the Green New Deal also aims to reduce income inequality. It aims “to reduce greenhouse gases, provide for clean air and water, and develop a sustainable environment, all while creating millions of “good, high-wage jobs,” the resolution stated.
However, the Green New Deal is not a prescriptive plan. Rather, it’s a statement of aspirations in the hope that lawmakers could one day rally behind the proposal.
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