As Donald Trump continues to plot his all-but-inevitable return to the American political scene with a 2024 run for the White House, there is plenty of speculation as to what that campaign could look like.
While Trump certainly has a firm grip on the Republican base, there are many within the GOP who seem to be distancing themselves from the former President, perhaps concerned that one of the current investigations into him will yield undesired results.
Plus, there is little chance that Mike Pence will be running back to get on the ticket either, after the former Vice President and Trump had a severe and public falling out.
So, who will be joining Trump for ’24? New clues appear to be emerging…
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.
Insiders see the possibility as rather realistic.
“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.”
Greene is also from Georgia – a state whose electoral votes went to a Democrat in 2020, marking the first time that this has happened since the 1990’s. Her swing-state pull might be just what Trump needs to put the Peach State back in play.