Former President Donald Trump is reportedly considering tapping Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene as a running mate for a potential 2024 presidential run, according to a New York Times reporter.
Speaking to The Daily Beast’s New Abnormal podcast, Robert Draper said Greene’s rising popularity in conservative circles could land a shot at the White House.
“Republicans kind of wanted to kick her to the curb immediately,” said Draper. “But instead she became a fundraising dynamo, came to have this huge social media influence, and ultimately came to be very influential within the party itself.”
Draper went on to say that he has confirmed that Trump is actively considering Greene as a running mate.
“She has been unflaggingly loyal to Trump throughout,” Draper said.
“What is Trump concerned about most of all in a VP after the Mike Pence experience? Loyalty. He knows that if he needs someone to fight for him to overturn a presidential election. He has every reason to expect that Greene would be by his side and would be his proximate warrior.”
Draper Is the author of the new book, Weapons of Mass Delusion: When the Republican Party Lost Its Mind.