The 2024 presidential election season is rapidly around the corner. That means a decent amount of time still remains before candidates other than former President Trump declare they’re running in the race.
Right now, much of America is keeping its eye on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. The Florida governor has not yet declared his candidacy in the upcoming presidential election; however, there is a lot of support for him to do so.
DeSantis is also the only prospective candidate who has been seen beating Trump in some 2024 polls.
However, with Trump, thus far, being the only candidate with an active campaign in the forthcoming election, he already has someone set on becoming his vice presidential candidate, according to NBC News.
Enter Marjorie Greene
According to multiple reports, Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene wants to be Trump’s vice presidential pick, should he win the 2024 GOP nomination. This has been confirmed by former Trump adviser Steve Bannon.
Bannon alleges that Greene is very “ambitious” and views herself as on Trump’s “short list,” along with potentially being president herself one day.
Marjorie Taylor Greene says she wants to be Donald Trump's VP pick.
Would that be good news or bad news for Democrats?
— Really American 🇺🇸 (@ReallyAmerican1) January 25, 2023
Additional sources have weighed in on the Georgia congresswoman’s plans for the future.
Currently, Greene is said to be working to rebrand herself from being seen as a more fringe personality to being someone capable of uniting the GOP establishment and the more populist wing of the party.
This is speculated as part of the reason why Greene backed Rep. Kevin McCarthy for House Speaker, a slot which McCarthy eventually won, despite some hardline conservatives opposing it.
Now, it remains to be seen whether or not Trump also views Greene as vice presidential material, should he be the GOP nominee.
Little Word From Trump’s Camp
Thus far, there’s been no word from the former president’s 2024 campaign as to which candidates are being considered for a VP slot. There’s also a real possibility that this isn’t being considered so early on.
Interestingly enough, rumors have indicated that Arizona Republican Kari Lake would also like to be considered for Trump’s second in command, should he be the Republican nominee in 2024.
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Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Greene has weighed in on the rumors of her trying to become vice president. According to this person, the Georgia congresswoman is focused on serving the people of her district.
Greene’s spokesperson then went on to stress that she is also prioritizing her new committee assignments and people would be best served not to get too in the weeds with “rumors.”
Do you believe that Rep. Marjorie Greene is working to become Trump’s vice presidential candidate, in the event that he wins the GOP presidential nomination in 2024? We’d very much love to read your thoughts about this in the comments section.This article appeared in TheDailyBeat and has been published here with permission.