Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene took to Twitter Wednesday to challenge Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York to a debate about the Green New Deal.
Greene—best known for her support of White supremacist talking points and QAnon conspiracy theories—tweeted:
"[Representative Ocasio-Cortez] 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."
"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."
"They deserve to hear the two sides with pro's and cons."
"AOC you can choose one moderator and I choose a moderator."
"Then we can negotiate a major news network to host the debate."
"Let's do this for The People."
"What do you say?"
.@AOC I’d like to challenge you to a debate on the Green New Deal economic policy. Since you sponsored the Green… https://t.co/U9ex5HigsD— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸)1618408428.0
I just have a degree in Business Admin and have owned a construction company for 20 years. A debate between AOC an… https://t.co/xMkdTJqN6y— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸)1618408530.0
.@AOC you can choose one moderator and I choose a moderator. Then we can negotiate a major news network to host th… https://t.co/nX05oRnL2C— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸)1618408674.0
Some suggested a pay-per-view could be a real money maker, which Greene picked up on.
MTG is seriously trying to challenge AOC to a debate about the green new deal!!! I say make that shit a pay per view event!!! 😂😂😂— 👣Jarett & 🐾Lilly vs EVERYTHING (@👣Jarett & 🐾Lilly vs EVERYTHING)1618409060.0
This is a PPV that I would actually pay for. Mrs doesn’t-know-what-Guam-is vs AOC. It’ll be a total smack down by A… https://t.co/xCtUOcsUpv— Mike (@Mike)1618426718.0
@AngryBlackLady wtf does "debate pay per view style" even mean— Partially Vaccinated Hulcricket (@Partially Vaccinated Hulcricket)1618437269.0
Sounds like someone is in need of money.— Kevin Endicott (@Kevin Endicott)1618505677.0
When you aren’t on any committees you can propose stunts like this. https://t.co/0b9SNU0bLS— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@Rep. Eric Swalwell)1618455884.0
@RepSwalwell Realizing that this is nothing but a headline stunt, I have to admit that watching AOC rip her to shre… https://t.co/61bjGbaqX8— Eric Foltz (@Eric Foltz)1618456118.0
@briantylercohen @mtgreenee @AOC She has become irrelevant, so now she is trying to pick fights with people. One wh… https://t.co/kiIebrsYg7— PettyBetty06 (@PettyBetty06)1618457456.0
@mtgreenee @AOC You have nothing to do these days because your peers have determined that you are delusional and in… https://t.co/ghD0EXR7wv— Kim Carpenter (@Kim Carpenter)1618463468.0
Lots of people volunteered to debate Greene on a variety of topics.
@mtgreenee @AOC Marjorie, I challenge you to a debate on any of the following topics: 1. US Geography. 2. Conspira… https://t.co/rntJhHcEAu— jpvanhoy (@jpvanhoy)1618409886.0
I challenge Marjorie Taylor Greene to debate over proper pull-up technique https://t.co/Oyqj9oGtdU— Deputy Dog (@Deputy Dog)1618492604.0
Here's a debate challenge to Marjorie Taylor Greene, @mtgreenee! Topic: Jewish Space Lasers caused the forest fir… https://t.co/eYcGtNFMAr— Boebert Is A Fascist (@Boebert Is A Fascist)1618491640.0
Well, I challenge Margarine Taylor Greene to debate, if in fact, she CAN believe it’s not butter. Let’s do this for The People.— julianne simitz (@julianne simitz)1618492765.0
I challenge Marjorie Taylor Greene to debate over which Netflix original romcom is the worst. I will wipe the floor… https://t.co/CXptnFpnOo— 5’8” little mousey boy 🌹 (@5’8” little mousey boy 🌹)1618493703.0
Marjorie Taylor Greene challenges Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to debate over Green New Deal. So it'd be Green New D… https://t.co/rMJAJgwzcv— Paul Lander (@Paul Lander)1618503261.0
I formally challenge Marjorie Taylor Greene to a debate on Jewish Space lasers.— Brian Vogel (@Brian Vogel)1618499802.0
I’d like to challenge you to a debate on space lasers. You take the Jewish ones, and I’ll take the ones on the Ente… https://t.co/hG80Nd496w— George Takei (@George Takei)1618481627.0
The Twitterverse was less than optimistic about Greene's chances in a debate with Representative Ocasio-Cortez.
AOC should absolutely accept Marjorie Taylor Greene’s debate challenge and demand that the debate start with a psychiatric evaluation.— Jason Klingensmith (@Jason Klingensmith)1618489136.0
Greene challenging Ocasio-Cortez to a debate is the rough equivalent of the crew of evangelical wack jobs who perio… https://t.co/D855YLYUzz— Larry Felton Johnson (@Larry Felton Johnson)1618489925.0
@mtgreenee @AOC Look. You are a crazy person. You chase school shooting survivors down the street. You spout Q non… https://t.co/EzTQtXQ1ee— RonMcKernan (@RonMcKernan)1618483666.0
Majorie Taylor Greene challenges AOC to Green New Deal debate, probably to question why it doesn't do anything abou… https://t.co/deNVptyJDi— Dr. Anthony Fauci Speaks (@Dr. Anthony Fauci Speaks)1618494406.0
@MinnieMack_ @mtgreenee @AOC They can debate the benefits of Jewish space lasers and their environmental impact.— Rosebud65 (@Rosebud65)1618502738.0
@mtgreenee @AOC .@AOC doesn't have time for your Q nonsense. She is actually busy helping her constituents instead… https://t.co/PRvNmRXx19— Human (@Human)1618408673.0
@RicoSuaveJD @mtgreenee @AOC I’d at least feel bad for the bug tho.— Pud’s mum (@Pud’s mum)1618459752.0
In other words, Greene has a new fundraising tactic: Phase one: identify the most hated Democrat among Republican… https://t.co/dJW30t6zib— Jennifer Burke (@Jennifer Burke)1618493012.0
Marjorie Taylor Greene challenges Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to debate over Green New Deal Greene was pulled from a… https://t.co/dyZ2HG1lzw— Farah Resist 🌊🌊🌊 (@Farah Resist 🌊🌊🌊)1618484272.0
@mtgreenee @AOC She would eat you alive in a debate. You write on a 3rd grade level, so I assume you’d debate the same way.— Bradshaw 😺🎬📽🎞🎩🎥🍸 (@Bradshaw 😺🎬📽🎞🎩🎥🍸)1618409217.0
A donkey challenging a thoroughbred to a debate? What a joke. If I was AOC I wouldn’t even entertain this challenge. https://t.co/re7U1jz9ou— Cliff W (@Cliff W)1618417454.0
@mtgreenee @AOC Marge you will get destroyed in a debate lol. You can’t just lie all the time and expect no one to… https://t.co/hLnQSQQOMp— K (@K)1618493294.0
@HaplessHalfwit @mtgreenee @AOC She also harassed her single opponent until he dropped out of the race.— _janey (@_janey)1618485958.0
While some felt the best part of Greene's cry for attention was AOC's response...
The best part about the Marjorie Taylor Greene debate challenge is that @AOC has totally ignored it. 😂 #thursdaymorning #politics— Rachel Wilder (@Rachel Wilder)1618490346.0
Greene is not the first conservative with time on their hands to challenge AOC to a debate.
However the New York Democrat spends her time debating in House committee hearings and meetings, something Greene no longer has to occupy her time.