Controversial two-term Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor-Greene is eyeing ex-President Donald Trump’s vice presidential nomination in 2024, according to former Trump strategist Steve. Bannon told NBC News.
“This isn’t shrunken purple, she’s ambitious. She’s not shy, and she shouldn’t be… she sees herself in Trump’s running for vice president,” Greene guested. Bannon, who hosts the War Room podcast he appeared in, told NBC News.
Bannon added that Greene “looks in the mirror and sees the would-be president smiling.”
Greene has adopted a new strategy in recent weeks, asserting her claim as a political force when she stood during House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s ugly campaign. While exercising, he boasted of having Trump on his phone, calling Trump “my favorite president.”
As soon as McCarthy was elected leader, Green was given duties on her two commissions, Homeland Security and Oversight and Accountability, and the opportunity to participate in high-profile investigations into President Joe Biden’s administration. was given.
“She was strategic, disciplined, and did the power move because she knew she would be tough on the most passionate crew members. …because of her long-term goal of becoming a player. I was happy to embrace the short-term intense heat/hate,” Bannon said of Green’s endorsement of McCarthy.
Green hopes her plan will gain legitimacy within the Republican Party and win Trump’s support.
Green joins a list of Republicans rumored to be under consideration for Trump’s running mate. Possible candidates include Rep. Ellis Stefanik, R-N.Y., and unsuccessful Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake.
Trump has not indicated that a vice presidential announcement is imminent. In particular, Trump turned against former Vice President Mike Pence after the two fell out after losing the 2020 presidential election. After Pence refused to overturn his election loss, Trump refused to immediately recall supporters who searched the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, chanting “Hang his Mike Pence.”.
Green was removed from the legislative committee by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives in February 2021 as punishment for “her conduct.” The actions included embracing completely unsubstantiated conspiracy theories, such as Jewish space lasers causing wildfires in California, as well as promoting anti-Democratic violence.
Eleven Republicans and all Democrats voted to strip Green of his seat on the Budget and Education and Labor committees.
Trump announced his 2024 candidacy shortly after his November midterm elections but followed a relatively quiet campaign in the months that followed.
Trump will reportedly kick off his infamous campaign rallies in the coming weeks, with trips planned to early litmus tests in New Hampshire and South Carolina.