It appears that Marjorie Taylor Greene is aiming for the Vice Presidency in 2024. In an exclusive to NBC News, two people have mentioned she is aiming for the role. Those two people have claimed to have spoken to Greene, in which she mentioned she could “see herself on the short list for Trump’s VP.” After all the evidence is laid out, you too might think Greene is ready for a change in office.
That goal is at the heart of Greene’s recent efforts to rebrand herself as a politician who can stand astride the divide between the party’s hard-liners and its establishment wing, the sources told NBC News.
It also helps explain why she threw herself into helping elect Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaker of the House after the midterm elections and took assignments on two committees — Homeland Security and Oversight and Accountability — where she can participate in high-profile investigations of President Joe Biden’s administration. Her push for McCarthy alienated some of her allies in the House Freedom Caucus and like-minded conservative activists, but that was a calculated risk, according to Bannon.
“She’s both strategic and disciplined — she made a power move, knowing it would run up hard against her most ardent crew,” he said. “She was prepared to take the intense heat/hatred short-term for the long-term goal of being a player.”
Within the two terms that Greene has been in office, she has become one of the top fundraisers amongst those in the House, and even through her struggles in February 2021 with her committee seat issues, she has been able to make and develop political alliances. Leaving her with an interesting skill set Trump might be interested in come 2024.