Marjorie Taylor Greene is making no secret of her ambition – Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene is not shy when asked about her plans for next year.
What she is though, is undecided: Running to represent her state in the Senate, a member of the Trump cabinet, or better yet, Trump’s running mate.
“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 told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Marjorie Taylor Greene Is Coming For The Prize
Speculation that she could be former president Trump’s VP if he wins the GOP presidential nomination – a race where he enjoys a comfortable lead over his rivals – isn’t empty though.
Journalist Robert Draper, who writes for the New York Times and author of the book “Weapons of Mass Delusion: When the Republican Party Lost Its Mind”, told Andy Levy on an episode of the latter’s “The New Abnormal” podcast last year that the prospect of Greene becoming the VP pick was “discussed since February of this year, and it’s been discussed repeatedly.”
Coincidentally, former president Donald Trump’s newest indictment – the total of which now stands at four – comes from Georgia, where he is accused of attempting to tamper with the 2020 election results from the state.
Greene, a staunch supporter of the former chief executive, is obviously upset with the indictment and went as far as criticizing fellow Republican Brian Kemp, who is the governor of Georgia.
Kemp recently tweeted, “The 2020 election in Georgia was not stolen. For nearly three years now, anyone with evidence of fraud has failed to come forward – under oath – and prove anything in a court of law. Our elections in Georgia are secure, accessible, and fair and will continue to be as long as I am governor. The future of our country is at stake in 2024 and that must be our focus.”
Making enemies out of friends?
Greene hit back. “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,” the Georgia representative said in the interview with AJC.
“That’s a bad statement, and I was very upset over it.”
Kemp isn’t the only Republican Greene has taken issue with – her escalating feud with fellow representative Lauren Boebert has some colleagues seriously considering that the two might come to blows one day.
“I am friends with both of them. It’s entertaining to think that a fistfight could break out at any movement. I kind of dig that, an amused Republican Tennessee Rep Tim Burchett told The Daily Beast.
Tensions between the two began when they filed competing resolutions to impeach President Joe Biden, but Boebert was able to outmaneuver Greene, to the chagrin of the latter. Following that session, Greene and Boebert were caught on video arguing on the House floor, with Greene calling the Colorado representative a “little ******” to her face.
Boebert retaliated by outmaneuvering Greene once again by having the Georgia representative kicked out of the Freedom Caucus.
Tim Ramos has written for various publications, corporations, and organizations – covering everything from finance, politics, travel, entertainment, and sports – in Asia and the U.S. for more than 10 years.
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