She has served as a Donald Trump intermediary on the House floor during Kevin McCarthy’s speakership battle, and now Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene thinks she could be his presidential running mate.
The second-term lawmaker from Georgia is seeking to run alongside Trump as he seeks to reclaim the White House four years after refusing to concede, skipping the inauguration claiming fraud, and telling supporters to ‘fight like hell’ the day of the Capitol riot, NBC reported.
Green has carried the MAGA banner inside Congress and kept lines open to the GOP base, with appearances on former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon’s podcast.
‘This is no shrinking violet, she’s ambitious — she’s not shy about that, nor should she be,’ Bannon said. ‘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,’ he said of the longtime late NPR and ABC commentator. The news comes as Democrats have already begun mocking Trump as McCarthy’s ‘master at Mar-a-Lago.’
Marjorie Taylor Green and Donald Trump sits in his box at the 16th hole at the LIV Golf tournament at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey on July 31st, 2022. His sons are behind him. Here they watch the golfers.Photo by Richard Harbus for DailyMail.com
A second source who has advised Greene told the network Greene’s ‘whole vision is to be vice president.’
Being on the presidential ticket and a heartbeat away from the presidency would be a rapid rise for Green, who just months ago found herself kicked off congressional committees and serving in the minority.
Now, she serves on the House Oversight and Accountability and Homeland Security panels, after sitting down with now-Speaker Kevin McCarthy and helping to line up support for him among GOP rebels who protested.
She has been a lightning rod for her entire tenure in Congress. Greene said last month that if she had organized January 6, we would have won’ and ‘it would’ve been armed.’
Then, following complaints, she said: ‘The White House needs to learn how sarcasm works. My comments were making fun of Joe Biden and the Democrats.’
An image of her working the House floor was one of the most memorable of McCarthy’s epic 15-vote battle to become speaker. She was trying to hand her phone to Rep.-elect Matt Rosendale (R-MT), with Trump on the line. Rosendale, who was a McCarthy holdout, snapped at her for putting him in an uncomfortable position.
Greene was photographed during the speakership battle trying to hand her phone to Rep.-elect Matt Rosendale (R-MT), with Trump on the line
Greene was also seated frequently next to GOP fabulist Rep. George Santos (NY) during the speaker fight
Greene made an alliance with Speaker Kevin McCarthy, who supported her bid to stay on committees when Democrats and a group of Republicans voted to strip her assigments
In this file photo taken on September 03, 2022 US Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene waves during a rally with former US President Donald Trump in support of Doug Mastriano for Governor of Pennsylvania and Mehmet Oz for US Senate
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., waves while former President Donald Trump points to her while they look over the 16th tee during the second round of the Bedminster Invitational LIV Golf tournament in Bedminster, N.J., July 30, 2022
She was also photographed seated next to Republican serial fabulist Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.).
In June she apologized for comparing Capitol mask mandates to the Holocaust. The following month, she cemented ties with Trump during a visit to his Bedminster golf course for the Saudi-funded LIV Golf tournament.
Trump, who late last year announced a run for president and who leads Joe Biden in a recent poll, has been dogged by his own controversies, such as dining with White supremacist Nick Fuentes.
Bannon described her move toward McCarthy as a ‘power move.’
‘She was prepared to take the intense heat/hatred short-term for the long-term goal of being a player,’ he told NBC.
Although they were on opposite sides in the McCarthy battle, Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz tweeted out praise for Greene after the story broke.
Green ‘would be an outstanding VP,’ he wrote. ‘She should absolutely be considered.’ Greene had a bitter clash with Gaetz ally Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) during the speakership battle.