Marjorie Taylor Greene has made a name for herself in a short period of time in Congress, and she may be looking to use that notoriety to her advantage to pursue bigger political positions in the near future.
The firebrand member of the House of Representatives from Georgia might be eyeing a potential run for the U.S. Senate in the upcoming election.
Speaking with local media outlet The Atlanta Journal-Constitution this week, MTG said:
“I haven’t made up my mind whether I will do that or not. I have a lot of things to think about.”
MTG has long been considered a solid ally of former President Donald Trump. However, she is currently on the outs with the far-right group of GOP members of the House.
Earlier this year, she was kicked out of the House Freedom Caucus after she called Colorado Representative Lauren Boebert – a fellow member of the Freedom Caucus – a pejorative while getting into a verbal tiff with her right on the House floor.
Still, the Georgia representative enjoys support from Trump, which is what seemed to propel her thinking about running for Senate in the first place. Earlier this year, Trump reportedly encouraged MTG to run for the Senate in Georgia.
Republicans have had trouble in Senate races in the Peach State in recent years, with the state ultimately handing control of the upper chamber to Democrats in each of the last two elections.
While speaking at a rally in Texas back in March, Trump said:
“Marjorie Taylor Green, you happen to be here. Would you like to run for the Senate? I will fight like hell for you, I tell you.”
After that event, NBC News asked MTG about the matter, but she said she hadn’t considered the possibility yet, though “it was so nice of [Trump] to say.”
While a seat on the Senate would certainly be considered a major jump up the political career ladder for MTG, she also might have her sights set on an even bigger position – vice president of the United States.
In the same interview with the AJC, MTG said:
“Am I going to be a part of President Trump’s Cabinet if he wins? Is it possible that I’ll be VP?”
If Trump were to ask her to be her running mate in the 2024 presidential election, MTG said she’d consider it “very, very heavily.”
Trump’s campaign didn’t respond to a request for comments from Politico about whether the former president would consider her as his running mate.
Who Trump will pick to be his running mate – should he end up winning the GOP nominee for president – will certainly be a hot topic in the early part of next year. While he hasn’t mentioned possible names, it’s been rumored that he’s leaning toward a female running mate.
That would certainly make MTG a possibility, along with other potential contenders such as Kari Lake, Kristi Noem and maybe even Nikki Haley.