Marjorie Taylor Greene believes Republicans will give her “power” if they retake the House — so the party can “please her grassroots” — and claims Trump has considered her a potential running mate
- Georgia Congressman Marjorie Taylor Greene spoke to New York Times Magazine for a profile of the bombastic Republican legislator
- She told the outlet she would be “honoured” to be Donald Trump’s running mate in 2024, but admitted his advisers would have reservations if he flees
- Greene also indicated that House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy may be open to impeaching President Joe Biden over his son Hunter’s business dealings
- The legislature has introduced impeachment articles for Biden several times
Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia advised House minority group leader Kevin McCarthy to give her “a lot of power” to please their base if the GOP wins the majority in the approaching midterm elections in November.
In a profile of the conservative firebrand published by New York Times Magazine on Monday, Greene revealed she has spoken to Donald Trump about possibly being his running mate if he were to run again in 2024.
She also suggested that McCarthy might harbor the idea of impeaching President Joe Biden — something she’s been pushing for publicly since the day after Biden was sworn in.
Three weeks from Tuesday, voters across the country will decide which party will control Congress for the second half of Biden’s term.
Projections are still unclear as to which way the Senate will lean, but Republicans are widely expected to take back the House of Representatives, albeit by a narrow margin.
McCarthy, the current Republican leader in the House, currently has no serious challengers to the Speakership.
Greene suggested he needs to be “much more aggressive” for a successful leadership run.
Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene suggested impeaching President Biden could be on the table for a Republican majority in the House of Representatives
She also said she had spoken to Donald Trump about possibly being his running mate in 2024, adding that she would be “honoured” to do it.
“To be the best speaker in the House and please the grassroots, I think he will give me a lot of power and a lot of leeway,” she reportedly said.
“And if he doesn’t, they’ll be very unhappy about it. I think that’s the best way to read that.’
The congressman added: “And that is in no way a threat. I just think that’s the reality.’
Greene, one of Trump’s most loyal supporters in Congress and still alleging widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election, also claimed to have had talks with the ex-president about being his next running mate. .
She said she would be “honoured” by the opportunity.
“I think in order to be the best speaker in the House and please the grassroots, he will give me a lot of power and a lot of leeway,” she reportedly said of minority group leader Kevin McCarthy.
She admitted, however, “I think the last person to want the RNC or the National Party is me as his running mate.”
Though he has not yet formally entered the race, Trump has electrified his base with increasingly pressing suggestions that he could make a third bid for the White House.
Meanwhile, GOP lawmakers have been preparing for a majority house with a deluge of letters and holding notices across the Biden administration, pointing to a wide range of proposed investigations from the southwestern border to COVID-19.
The president’s son, Hunter Biden, is of particular interest to Republicans because of his foreign business dealings.
GOP lawmakers have spent years investigating what role Biden himself played in it, if any.
Greene’s Monday interview suggests her demand to impeach Biden over his son’s business practices — which are the subject of a federal tax investigation — could gain momentum in a new Republican-led house.
As McCarthy approached a hypothetical charge, Greene compared him to himself: “My style would, of course, be much more aggressive.”
“For him, I think the evidence has to be there,” she explained.
“But I think people underestimate him by thinking he wouldn’t do it.”
The outspoken Republican was criticized by the House shortly after joining and stripped of her committee duties for divisiveness and violent rhetoric she promoted on social media before being sworn in.
But that could soon change — McCarthy publicly vowed in March to reinstate Greene’s committee duties if Republicans take back the House.
Greene’s spokesperson previously told DailyMail.com that she plans to file another impeachment lawsuit in the new Congress.