Now that she’s done the required reading, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she’s ready for a Green New Deal showdown with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez.
The Georgia lawmaker made headlines Wednesday when she admitted she hadn’t read “all 14 pages” of the climate legislation of which she’s been a vocal critic.
—Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) April 22, 2021
In a video acquired by Right Wing Watch, Greene explained how the proposed debate with Ocasio-Cortez came to be.
“[Ocasio-Cortez] asked me if I had read her 14-page Green New Deal. I said I’ve read some of it,” Greene said. “And she said ‘well, when you read all of it, then you can challenge me to a debate.'”
“Well, the good news is I’ve read all 14 little pages and I’m very ready to debate her on the House floor,” Greene said in the video.
—Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) April 22, 2021
“If she chickens out then she shows exactly who she is — a scared little girl that is pretty stupid and doesn’t know anything about the economy or economics,” Greene said in the video.
Greene had previously tweeted a photo of her and Ocasio-Cortez talking on the House Floor Wednesday, saying she was glad she ran into the New York lawmaker so they could plan their debate on the resolution.
—Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) April 21, 2021
The Georgia lawmaker has been pushing for a pay-per-view TV debate with the New York congressman on the climate change proposal.
Representatives for Greene and Ocasio-Cortez did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
Democratic lawmakers, including Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey, reintroduced the Green New Deal resolution Tuesday. The non-binding resolution, which was first introduced in February 2019, offers a ten-year plan to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions in the US, reduce pollution, and transition the country’s economy toward one that does not rely on fossil fuels.