Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene wants to be Trump’s running mate in 2024: report

Far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is positioning herself to be former President Donald Trump’s vice president in 2024, according to a report released Wednesday.

“She’s not a shrinking violet, she’s ambitious — she’s not shy about it, nor should she be,” said Steve Bannon, the former Trump strategist who hosts the War Room podcast, at NBC News.

Bannon added that the Georgia Republican, 48, sees herself on “Trump’s VP shortlist.”

“When MTG looks in the mirror, it sees a potential president smiling back,” he said.

A second person who advised the congresswoman told the outlet that “Greene’s overall vision is to be vice president” and noted that she thinks she could end up on the short list of candidates. potentials of Trump.​

Greene has seen her influence grow since becoming a staunch supporter of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as he sought the hammer earlier this month.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, seen on Capitol Hill on Jan. 3, is aiming to become former President Donald Trump’s running mate in 2024, according to a report.
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NBC reported that people close to Greene said she wanted to rebrand herself as a lawmaker who could bridge the gap between different factions of the Republican Party.

Greene’s bet to support McCarthy’s campaign for president paid off.

McCarthy has vowed to always get her back and named her to two House panels — Homeland Security and Oversight — where she will play a role in GOP investigations into the Biden administration.


Former President Donald Trump and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene at Trump's Golf Course in New Jersey on July 30, 2022.
Former President Donald Trump and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene at Trump’s Golf Course in New Jersey on July 30, 2022.
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Even though his unwavering support for McCarthy has alienated some members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, Bannon said it was a calculated risk.

“She’s both strategic and disciplined — she made a powerful move, knowing it would come up against her most fiery crew,” he told NBC. “She was willing to take the intense heat/short-term hate for the long-term goal of being a player.”

Greene’s office did not respond to calls from NBC asking about his future plans.


Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, wearing a "Stop the Steal" mask, on the steps of the Capitol on January 4, 2021.
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, wearing a “Stop the Steal” mask, on the steps of the Capitol on January 4, 2021.
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Trump, 76, who announced a third straight bid for the White House in November, gave no indication he has started vetting potential running mates.

Greene, who won re-election easily in her rural Georgia district on Nov. 8, told The New York Times in October that she and Trump had previously discussed the No. 2 spot on the presidential ticket.

“I would be honored,” she said at the time. “I think the last person the RNC or the national party wants is me as a running mate.”

Mike Pence, who served as Trump’s vice president during his four years in office, is weighing his own presidential race in 2024.

Pence and Trump sparred over the former’s refusal to turn out voters when Congress certified the 2020 election for President Biden on Jan. 6, 2021.

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