There is no doubt that Donald Trump is on the hunt for a 2024 running mate, after the former President’s very public fallout with his former Vice President Mike Pence.
In fact, when you get down to it, Trump’s supporters have also turned on Pence, some holding a grudge against him for his unwillingness to intervene in the 2020 electoral process. So, needless to say, his inclusion on any potential ticker with Trump would be ill-advised.
And so Trump is scouring the GOP for someone who not only resonates with his base, but who also brings some political leverage to the table.
He may have just found that in Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has become a top surrogate for former President Donald Trump this election cycle, raising speculation the Georgia Republican could be on the short list to be his running mate in 2024.
Greene, who was first elected to Congress in 2020, rose to national attention by embracing issues and causes shunned by some Republicans for fear of controversy.
The strategy has made Greene a pariah among Democrats, who voted last year to strip her of committee assignments in the House, but popular among the Make America Great Again contingent of Republicans.
Political observers don’t seem to think that the idea is very farfetched.
“She’s well-known among the grassroots, especially the MAGA crowd, and a good fundraiser. So she brings something to the table as a VP-pick,” said Brendan Steinhauser, a consultant who has advised prominent GOP candidates like Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas.
“Greene is also kind of tried and tested because she’s been under the microscope since coming to Congress. Sure, she’s said some controversial stuff, but so has Trump, and he’s the most popular person within the Republican Party.”
And, better yet, Georgia’s sudden status as a swing state means that any potential 2024 candidate will need a way to appeal to Peach State voters…and with The Notorious MTG hailing from one of Georgia’s most conservative districts, the advantage is undeniable.