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Marjorie Taylor Greene says AOC has agreed to Green New Deal debate

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene claims that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has agreed to debate her on the economic policy behind the Green New Deal.

Greene (R-Ga.) made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday, posting a photo of her speaking to Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on the House floor with the message, “I’m glad I ran into you today @AOC to plan our debate about the Green New Deal.”

In the photo, Greene and AOC can be seen talking with their masks on in the center of the floor, though what the two are actually discussing is not known.

“After I finish reading all 14 pages, like we agreed, I’ll schedule time for our debate,” the Georgia Republican added in the caption alongside the hashtag “#MTGvsAOC.”

Greene returned to work Thursday ready to face off with her Democratic colleague, writing on Twitter, “I read your 14 page Communists manifesto,” before saying that she was “looking forward to debating.”

A rep for Ocasio-Cortez did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment on whether she had, in fact, agreed to debate Greene.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene proposed she and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez debate on a national news network.
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Earlier this month, Greene challenged AOC a live, televised debate on the economic policy behind 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 wrote on Twitter at the time.

“I just have a degree in Business Admin and have owned a construction company for 20 years.”

The GOP lawmaker, who was stripped of her committee assignments over her controversial stances, argued a debate between herself and Ocasio-Cortez would be “informative for the American People. They deserve to hear the two sides with pro’s and cons.”

People hold signs calling for President Joe Biden to support a Green New Deal.
Activists call for President Joe Biden to support the Green New Deal and end his support fossil fuels.
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Greene proposed that she and AOC each be allowed to choose a moderator for the event, adding that the two could then find “a major news network to host the debate.”

“Let’s do this for The People. What do you say?” she wrote in her final message of the thread.

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released a 14-page resolution for the Green New Deal.
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The Georgia rep also suggested holding it in a pay-per-view format and splitting the money raised between them “for our choosing of where it goes.”

At the time, reps for Greene said the Democratic congresswoman had yet to respond.

“We absolutely welcome a response and look forward to a lively debate,” Greene spokesman Nick Dyer told The Post.


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