The far-right lawmaker has persistently criticized the Green New Deal, the wide-ranging plan to address climate change that Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) sponsored in 2019 and reintroduced this week.
Posting an image of herself crossing paths with Ocasio-Cortez on the House floor, Greene said she would schedule a debate “after I finish reading all 14 pages” of the proposed resolution:
Ocasio-Cortez has not responded to Greene’s persistent tweets about a debate. Greene wants her proposed debate to be aired on pay-per-view TV and to split the profits. Critics view her debate request as a way for Greene to fundraise, get media attention and ride on the coattails of Ocasio-Cortez’s popularity.
Greene has been a deeply controversial figure during her short time in Congress. A devout fan of Donald Trump, she has expressed support for QAnon and other conspiracy theories, including one that posited that the California wildfires were not caused by climate change but by space lasers backed by Jewish financiers.
Greene was stripped of her committee assignments earlier this year after past social media activity showing her embrace of comments calling for prominent Democrats to be executed was uncovered.
Her tweet Wednesday prompted ridicule and “All 14” to trend on Twitter.
Language in this story has been adjusted to clarify that the 14-page Green New Deal proposal is a resolution, not a bill.