MTG for VP? Greene suggests Senate run against Kemp, unless Trump taps her for running mate

FILE - Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene speaks to people before former President Donald Trump speaks during a rally July 1 in Pickens, S.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
FILE - Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene speaks to people before former President Donald Trump speaks during a rally July 1 in Pickens, S.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Since Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis indicted former President Donald Trump for alleged criminal interference in Georgia's 2020 election, U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Northwest Georgia, has been on the attack.

The conservative firebrand has labeled the prosecution of Trump and 18 others a political vendetta and accused the district attorney of ignoring more serious crimes in Atlanta.

Now Greene is spreading her criticism to her fellow Republicans, most notably Gov. Brian Kemp.

On Tuesday, Kemp defended the state's voting system via social media in response to yet another false claim by Trump that the 2020 election was rigged.

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"The 2020 election in Georgia was not stolen," Kemp said. "For nearly three years now, anyone with evidence of fraud has failed to come forward — under oath — and prove anything in a court of law. Our elections in Georgia are secure, accessible, and fair and will continue to be as long as I am governor. The future of our country is at stake in 2024, and that must be our focus."

Greene, R-Rome, compared Kemp's rebuke of Trump to standing with Willis and co-signing her investigation.

"His message should have been against this, not arguing with President Trump about the election and making it about his own ego and pride over Georgia's election," Greene said. "That's a bad statement, and I was very upset over it."

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Greene questioned whether Kemp's statements could erode his support among GOP voters in the future. She referenced Kemp's rumored 2026 U.S. Senate run — the governor is term-limited in his current post — and wouldn't rule out challenging him in a GOP primary for the Senate seat.

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

Greene called serving as Trump's running mate "an honor" and something she would consider "very, very heavily."

Her staff had previously declined to address Greene's apparent interest in being Trump's running mate.

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"Congresswoman Greene is laser-focused on serving the people of Northwest Georgia on her new committees in the GOP majority," Greene spokesman Nick Dyer told NBC News by text message in January. "Her work on Oversight, Homeland Security, and the COVID Select committee is her priority and people shouldn't get wrapped up into rumors."


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