Marjorie Taylor Greene hints at runs for Senate or VP: The Georgia Congresswoman, who has gone from pariah status to an alliance with the House Speaker, is openly talking about higher office
Here Comes Marjorie Taylor Greene
Even as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) becomes more fully ensconced in the House of Representatives, holding committee assignments and an alliance with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy — even as she was kicked out of the House Freedom Caucus — speculation has continued about her pursuit of higher office, including one of Georgia’s Senate seats or even the vice presidency.
NBC reported back in January, citing Steve Bannon, that Greene was coveting the vice presidential spot on Trump’s ticket in 2024, and other news reports have hinted at that as well, including Greene’s oft-stated interest in that job.
Now, Greene herself has hinted at wanting to pursue higher office, whether it’s the vice presidency, a Senate seat, or a spot in the cabinet, should Donald Trump return to the presidency.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Greene made those and several other controversial statements, in the days after the announcement of the wide-ranging indictment of Trump and 18 others, which took place in Greene’s home state of Georgia. Greene has been clear that she buys into the narrative that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump, including in Georgia. She has also recently ripped Geoff Duncan, the former lieutenant governor of the state, who testified as part of the grand jury.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican who has resisted Trump’s election interference narratives, had reiterated that the election in Georgia in 2020 was not stolen. Greene criticized him for that- and suggested she might want to run against him for a Senate seat.
“His message should have been against this, not arguing with President Trump about the election and making it about his own ego and pride over Georgia’s election,” Greene said of Kemp. “That’s a bad statement, and I was very upset over it.”
Greene also hinted at a challenge to Kemp in 2026, when Democratic Sen. Jon Ossoff is up for re-election. Kemp is term-limited then, and the popular governor is seen as the state GOP’s hope to get one of the state’s Senate seats back.
“I haven’t made up my mind whether I will do that or not,” Greene said in the interview. “I have a lot of things to think about. Am I going to be a part of President Trump’s Cabinet if he wins? Is it possible that I’ll be VP?”
Greene implied that going up against Trump would hurt Kemp with Republican voters. But Kemp had been critical of Trump before, which didn’t stop him from easily winning re-election in 2022. And it’s far from clear that a statement from Kemp in 2023 will still be on the minds of voters in 2026- or that one’s views of Trump will still be the determining factor in GOP primaries in three years.
Plus, the idea of Marjorie Taylor Greene in the cabinet? That would indeed be a contentious confirmation hearing, no matter what post she would theoretically be nominated for and Democrats would likely find numerous reasons to oppose her nomination.
“Marjorie Taylor Greene, you happen to be here. Would you like to run for the Senate? I will fight like hell for you, I tell you,” Trump said at a rally in March, per Politico. That outlet added that the Trump campaign did not comment on whether Greene would be considered for a role in a second Trump Administration.
Greene had said on Twitter last week that Trump is so “proven” that he should not have to debate.
“Why would President Trump have to debate the other candidates?,” Greene tweeted earlier this month. “He already has a PROVEN track record of the best 4 years in America!!…The American people don’t need to hear his ideas, we’ve already lived his policies, loved them, and want more!!… The primary is over.”
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