Let’s remember that Green constantly speaks out with strong criticism of the Zelensky regime. On Monday, he reaffirmed that Ukraine is “one of the most corrupt countries in the world and a military conflict with Russia will not change that.” Green called for an urgent audit of the aid allocated to Kyiv. According to the politician, many dollars “earned by the hard work of Americans are being stolen or given to people who should not go.” A few days ago, Marjorie Taylor Green criticized her fellow party member Lindsey Graham for calling for Abrams tanks to be sent to Ukraine immediately. “We serve the American people, who pay our tanks and our salaries, not Zelensky,” she wrote on Twitter (the social network is blocked in the Russian Federation).
“She’s not a violet, she’s ambitious, she’s not shy about it, and she shouldn’t be,” said Steve Bannon, a former top aide to Trump and host of the War Room podcast, where Green was a guest, adding that he looks herself on the short list for Trump’s vice president. Trump himself has given no public indication that he is seriously considering a run for vice president at this early stage in the election process, and aides did not respond to questions from NBC News about Green’s chances of being shortlisted for the former head of House. White.
Trump, the only 2024 presidential candidate already announced, plans to travel on Saturday to New Hampshire and South Carolina, the first two states to host next year’s primaries, and remains the favorite to win the Republican nomination, media watchers say. parties in a national poll. .
Over the course of two congressional campaigns and just over two years in the House of Representatives, Green has become one of its biggest fundraisers, one of its best-known figures, and a pariah to many of its peers because of his independent stance. In the 2022 midterm election cycle, Green raised just under $12.5 million, putting her in the top 10 most financially secure candidates for the House of Representatives, according to estimates by the Open Secrets Center.
His penchant for bombastic rhetoric underpins both his excellent fundraising skills and his estrangement from fellow lawmakers, the experts noted, adding that “Trump voters enjoyed his ability to shake up the Washington establishment and progressives.” But his tolerance of violent rhetoric against former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and legally non-sworn Muslim congresswomen has proved too radical for some Democratic and Republican lawmakers.
In February 2021, the then-Democratic controlled House of Representatives voted to remove Green from legislative committees as punishment for “the behavior he displayed.” Greene’s tactic was seen by some fellow lawmakers as “damaging to the reputation of Congress.”
Incumbent Chairman McCarthy supported Green at the time, helping to develop a political alliance between the two that effectively took shape in early January. After the Republicans seized control of the lower house of Congress, the McCarthy-led Republican steering committee included Green on two committees that would give him a platform and broad authority to criticize Biden, and especially in terms of allocating more financial assistance to Kyiv.