Since her ascent to Congress in 2019, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has been a favorite target of the Republican party due to her staunch support for progressive policies, especially the Green New Deal—an ambitious climate policy overhaul that aims to get the United States to 100 percent renewable energy within a decade.
Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez—known colloquially as "AOC"—first introduced the legislation during her first year in Congress. Now, two years later, Ocasio-Cortez has reintroduced the non-binding legislation with Senator Ed Markey (D-MA).
Enter freshman Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA).
Greene, who was stripped of her committee assignments due to prior support for deranged conspiracy theories and the execution of her now-colleagues, used Republican opposition to progressives like AOC to increase momentum for her 2020 campaign. In one campaign ad, Greene was featured with a gun next to a picture of Ocasio-Cortez and other progressive House members. Before its removal from Facebook, the picture's caption read, "We need strong conservative Christians to go on the offense against these socialists who want to rip our country apart."
For the past month, Greene—who once expressed support for the belief that California's wildfires are caused by Rothschild-owned space lasers—has been berating Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter and demanding a debate.
For her part, Ocasio-Cortez, known for her social media savvy, isn't acknowledging Greene's demands.
In her most bizarre call for debate yet, Greene posted a picture of her speaking with Ocasio-Cortez on the House floor.
I’m glad I ran into you today @AOC to plan our debate about the Green New Deal. After I finish reading all 14 page… https://t.co/8WgrRkXMln— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸)1619045338.0
Greene said she would schedule time for the debate "after I finish reading all 14 pages" of the bill.
The far-right Congresswoman's admission that she hadn't read the legislation she's been decrying for months...didn't do much to help her credibility ahead of the "debate."
So ... you HAVEN'T actually read the bill you're complaining about? On brand. https://t.co/FTf33j1qEh— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle)1619094942.0
She just admitted that she hasn't read the bill she's been complaining about...forever. "All 14 pages" pic.twitter.com/Wn2YetyydM
— Fiona Taylor (@fionaleslie) April 22, 2021
“Give me some time to read 14 pages “ 👀🤡 https://t.co/9knYR1wHzV— Shannon Woodward (@Shannon Woodward)1619063788.0
Area woman admits to not reading bill she's been attacking. https://t.co/tRQwfJEv2M— Keith Edwards (@Keith Edwards)1619063082.0
(when challenging someone to a debate about a bill, it's customary to pretend you've already read the bill) https://t.co/rs9XGBepHQ— Ben Wexler (@Ben Wexler)1619058258.0
So I’m assuming Marjorie Taylor Greene will finish all 14 pages sometime in late 2027. https://t.co/Qw3LVgNZvY— Chris Hahn (@Chris Hahn)1619060026.0
We’ll work to pass the #GreenNewDeal while you read the bill. You should also read the House rules which prohibit c… https://t.co/zSDkkBj0QT— Grace Meng (@Grace Meng)1619095649.0
Jokes soon came pouring in.
Marjorie Taylor Greene attempting to read all 14 pages of the Green New Deal https://t.co/XPjfWeV9Z0— Chris Jackson (@Chris Jackson)1619056626.0
Marjorie Taylor Greene has finally read the Green New Deal and her first question to AOC is why didn’t Sam eat the… https://t.co/ORXWqJVn1e— Tony Posnanski (@Tony Posnanski)1619064414.0
Marjorie Taylor Greene reading all 14 pages https://t.co/CW87KCAqwt— TrivWorks (@TrivWorks)1619059302.0
It's unclear if the debate is actually going to happen, as Ocasio-Cortez hasn't acknowledged any of Greene's increasingly desperate tweets and—unlike Greene—has committee hearings to attend.