Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is reportedly angling to be former President Donald Trump’s pick for vice president in 2024.
Rep. Greene reportedly sees herself on Trump’s shortlist for vice president and has tried to rebrand herself as a unifier within the GOP, according to sources who spoke with NBC News. (RELATED: Reporter Gets Into Tense Exchange With McCarthy After Speaker Removed Schiff From Intel Committee)
NEWS: MTG wants to be Trump VP
“She sees herself on the short list,” Steve Bannon told NBC.
A second source who has advised her said her “whole vision” is to get on the ticket.
This explains the *why* of her oft-chronicled recent rebrand efforts.
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“This is no shrinking violet, she’s ambitious — she’s not shy about that, nor should she be,” said former Trump adviser and “War Room” podcast host Steve Bannon to NBC. “She sees herself on the short list for Trump’s VP. Paraphrasing Cokie Roberts, when MTG looks in the mirror she sees a potential president smiling back,” Bannon continued.
An anonymous source with ties to Greene and Trump told NBC that her “whole vision is to be vice president” and she would be on Trump’s shortlist for VP. The Trump campaign has not released a shortlist and there are no indications he is considering vice president options.
“Congresswoman Greene is laser focused on serving the people of Northwest Georgia on her new committees in the GOP majority,” her spokesman told NBC. “Her work on Oversight, Homeland Security, and the COVID Select committee is her priority and people shouldn’t get wrapped up into rumors.”
Rep. Greene was recently assigned to the House Oversight and Homeland Security committees after supporting House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s extended campaign. She feuded with House Freedom Caucus allies such as Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert and Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz over their initial opposition to McCarthy’s speakership.
A House vote in Feb. 2021 stripped Green of her committee assignments over the January 6th capitol riot and accusations that she promoted conspiracy theories.
Trump, meanwhile, will be visiting New Hampshire and South Carolina Saturday for the first public events of his 2024 presidential campaign. He announced a presidential run in November 2022 following an underwhelming Republican performance in the 2022 midterms.