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Marjorie Taylor Greene Is No Fool

Marjorie Taylor Greene is crazy—like a fox. Constantly prowling, seeking advantages over larger rivals, and exploiting whatever opportunities and weaknesses she can to move ahead. Do not underestimate her. 

Marjorie Taylor Greene
U.S. Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene speaking with attendees at the 2022 Student Action Summit at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida.

Marjorie Taylor Greene: Crazy Like a Fox? Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is a lightning rod in the Republican Party. Dubbed as the GOP’s version of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Georgia representative even has a kitschy acronym like AOC (MTG). Although, given the cognitive dissonance and ideological rabidity of AOC, I am uncertain as to why anyone would want to be viewed in the same way that AOC is. 

Alas, I digress. 

MTG is the frequent butt of many a late-night comedian’s jokes. Of course, in this day-and-age, that doesn’t mean much if you’re a Republican since the entire Pop Culture establishment is uniformly opposed to anything on the Right. 

Since assuming office in 2021, MTG has been at the epicenter of one controversy after another. Even during her campaign, she was the source of much trepidation because of the controversy she courted. 

A devout follower of former President Donald J. Trump, MTG perpetuated Trump’s 2020 stolen election claims with great elan. Once in office, MTG was a leader of the faction of “MAGA” Republicans who strove to undermine Joe Biden’s election by voting against the certification of the 2020 Presidential Election on January 6. 

Marjorie Taylor Greene, Election Denial, and January 6

That date, of course, shall live in infamy because of the riot that took place there in Trump’s name. Despite the harrowing events that awful day, once Congress was reconvened to complete their certification vote, Marjorie Taylor Greene still voted against the certification of Joe Biden’s election. Before her time in office could even begin, MTG was essentially stripped of any committee assignments and was relegated to the role of surly backbencher. 

In the notoriously clubby Congress such an outcome would be the death of someone’s political career. In a bygone era, being cleaved from the herd in such a brutal manner early in their time on the Hill would have likely eventuated in that representative losing their next election. At the very least, they’d be unable to find willing financial backers to fund their campaigns. They’d even likely have been shut off from most media access.

This did not happen for MTG. On the Right, she was revered. And MTG used her relative isolation on the Hill to build a unique brand that resonated deeply with the Republican base (and even some major donors). 

MTG Takes On Unorthodox Causes

The Georgia representative took on causes that few others would touch but that have helped to elevate her standing in public. For example, continuing with her belief that the 2020 election was stolen, MTG became a champion for the rights of those January 6 protesters who were being held by the federal government in jail—without adequate access to their God-given due process rights, as enshrined in the United States Constitution. 

Again, MTG’s stance made her unpopular with many of her colleagues (including many of her fellow elected Republicans). Similarly, Marjorie Taylor Greene is a believer in the theory (which is being proven correct each day) that COVID-19 was leaked from a Chinese biosafety level four laboratory in Wuhan. 

Because of that belief, MTG has called for rigorous investigations into the matter. She became a fierce critic of the US government’s severe response to the pandemic—notably of the former director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Dr. Anthony Fauci. Overall, MTG behaved as an effective, if not extreme, critic of President Joe Biden on everything from his perceived mishandling of the Russo-Ukraine War to the economy. 

MTG has made herself so popular with the Republican base because of her undying support for Trump that the forty-fifth president has recently admitted to the press that he’d “fight like hell” for MTG if she opted to run for the United States Senate. For the record, MTG is seriously considering such a run (just as many on the Left speculate that her counterpoint, AOC, is contemplating a run for the Senate as well). 

Marjorie Taylor Greene for President? 

And don’t rule out greater political ambitions from MTG.

Onetime Trump adviser, Stephen K. Bannon, believes that MTG wants to be Trump’s vice-presidential nominee. After all, just two years after every expert was writing her political obituary before she even began her term in Congress, MTG is not only beloved by many on the Right and handily won reelection, but she has completely rebounded from her initial isolation on the Hill. Irrespective of what happens to the GOP in 2024, we might one day be seeing a Marjorie Taylor Greene for president campaign.

Whereas other members of the Right spent the last two years heckling and hectoring Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as he prepared to lead the House GOP to victory in 2022 (with designs on becoming the next speaker of the House), MTG—an early critic of McCarthy—ingratiated herself with the California Republican. Because of her lovefest with McCarthy (and her frequent public displays of loyalty), MTG was given plum committee assignments and elevated to a trusted unofficial advisor to the new Speaker. She’s leveraged this role brilliantly as she continues ascending the ladder of power in Washington, D.C.

Don’t Underestimate Her

Whether MTG is someone we should want to climb that ladder is another matter entirely. Although not everything she has stood for has been wrong (notably her COVID origin stance). Even her defense of the January 6 rioters becomes a bit less offensive, as more evidence comes out showing that most of those who showed up on January 6 were not violent insurrectionists (though many were) and all are entitled to their basic constitutional protections. What’s more, should Donald Trump become the GOP nominee, and should he somehow win in 2024, MTG’s standing in the party will only rise more than it already has. 

MTG is crazy—like a fox. Constantly prowling, seeking advantages over larger rivals, and exploiting whatever opportunities and weaknesses she can to move ahead. Do not underestimate her. 

Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and geopolitical analyst who serves as a Senior Editor for Weichert is a contributor at The Washington Times, as well as at American Greatness and the Asia Times. He is the author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower (Republic Book Publishers), Biohacked: China’s Race to Control Life (May 16), and The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy (July 23). Weichert can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon.

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Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and geopolitical analyst who recently became a writer for Weichert is a contributor at The Washington Times, as well as a contributing editor at American Greatness and the Asia Times. He is the author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower (Republic Book Publishers), The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy (March 28), and Biohacked: China’s Race to Control Life (May 16). Weichert can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon.



  1. Jeff

    March 28, 2023 at 8:59 pm

    Many of the Jan sixers were not violent insurrectionists. They were people who walked through the capitol doors quietly and respectfully. They were not the masked (Antifa dead giveaway) people who broke windows and forced some doors. They also have been violated of their constitutional rights. Funny how you can burn, loot, attack officers and even kill people and get off when you are a democrat and republicans visiting the capitol are arrested.

  2. GhostTomahawk

    March 28, 2023 at 9:13 pm

    She’s not crazy at all. Crazy are the people who voted for Joe Biden because they didn’t like tweets. Now looking back these same people have to look hard to find anything going on that’s positive while blaming the other side for everything that’s wrong.

  3. James

    March 28, 2023 at 9:15 pm

    For one, MTG is an idiot and describing AOC as ideologically rabid in a tone implying this idiot or anyone else on the right isn’t is a poor attempt at disinenuity.
    Save for a small minority of Congress who prove they care about the voter, the rest of them could fall off of the face of the planet. Especially the amoral disappointment known as the Right Wing GOP.

    I’m guessing you wrote this to a specific audience and it is a small one on the right. It kills me how many of you on the right seem to be able to forget all of the low down, incompetent things that came to pass in the previous administration.

    It drove me and many like me to the center or center left. There is no “Big Tent” “Grand Old Party” left anymore. The Tea Party began the murder and Trump finished it off.

  4. Rick

    March 28, 2023 at 9:38 pm

    Brandon, you are far dumber than I originally thought.

  5. Perhotelan

    March 29, 2023 at 1:19 am

    exploiting whatever opportunities and weaknesses she can to move ahead.

  6. Teresa Gahman

    March 29, 2023 at 1:43 am

    MTG is without any decency for any human who does not agree with her absurd lies. She is without any decorum and has lowered the bar for all congressional races to the bottom pits. She offends others happily, while spewing hateful bigotry all while supporting insurrectionists and the big lie that has taken our nation into the gutter. USA has lost respect from all other nations due to 45 and this nasty lowlife individual. Her lies and attacks on the most vulnerable in society never cease to amaze! She needs to have the wrath of her own words inflicted on her personal life before she is capable of seeing what she has done to others by her disgusting ideas and cult behaviors. MTG SUPPORTERS ARE SICK SICK PEOPLE TO CONTINUE TO PROP HER UP AS THEY APPARENTLY ARE HER EQUALS. WE DO NOT HAVE A “CONSERVATIVE ” PARTY, DUE TO 45 AND HIS MINIONS LIKE MTG WITH THEIR PATHETIC DISREGARD OF THE CONSTITUTION and rule of LAW.

  7. blackpanther510

    March 29, 2023 at 4:23 am

    MTG is a traitor and she is an american terrorist supporter. Maybe that is why her husband left her

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