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 August 17, 2023

Rep. Taylor Greene expresses interest in being Trump's running mate

Amid four indictments and relentless attacks from his political rivals, former President Donald Trump maintains an extremely comfortable lead in the polls, dominating his closest competitors. 

Given he's the likely 2024 GOP nominee, at least by current predictions, all eyes will be on who the former president ultimately picks as his vice president for next year's ticket.

According to the Washington Examiner, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) recently dropped a hint regarding her political future, which could involve running for a Senate seat, or joining Trump's Cabinet if he wins, or even running with the former president.

Rep. Greene freely discussed her possible future plans, making clear that she's interested in the veep slot, should the opportunity arise.

The Examiner quoted an article from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

"I haven’t made up my mind whether I will do that or not. I have a lot of things to think about," she said in an article published on Wednesday. "Am I going to be a part of President Trump’s Cabinet if he wins? Is it possible that I’ll be VP?"

While Greene's firebrand political image is often one of controversy, she has easily been one of Trump's most vehement supporters in the lower chamber.

The Georgia Republican recently responded to the new indictments against Trump out of Georgia this week, calling them "garbage" and echoing Trump's insistence that it's nothing more than a political witch hunt.

Some political experts, such as Charles Bullock, a veteran political scientist at the University of Georgia, said they believe announcing one's interest in the VP job so early on is a gamble, and new in the political realm.

"I think it's much better to be a blushing wallflower waiting to be asked to dance," Bullock said.

"These types of discussions or this kind of invitation didn't even take place until you were at the national convention," he added. "And so the whole idea even of having the offer made and accepted prior to the convention is relatively new history."

If Greene is being considered, she would join a relatively long list of popular, Trump-aligned conservative female candidates said to be on the shortlist for the veep spot.

Only time will tell if Green gets the call, but if she does, Democrats -- and many Republicans -- will likely lose their minds over it.

Written By:
Ryan Ledendecker

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