Former Trump aide Steve Bannon says MTG wants to be Trump’s VP
Why it matters: Greene is following a new playbook to gain legitimacy and influence within the Republican Party — and she's hopeful her plan can catapult her on to Trump's ticket and into the number two spot in the White House.
- The House republican with a history of incendiary remarks stood firmly behind House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) in his drawn-out bid for the speakership.
Driving the news: "This is no shrinking violet, she's ambitious — she's not shy about that, nor should she be," said Bannon, per NBC News.
- "She sees herself on the short list for Trump's VP. Paraphrasing Cokie Roberts, when MTG looks in the mirror she sees a potential president smiling back," Bannon said, referring to the late political reporter.
- Greene's office did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment.
The big picture: Trump, who announced his bid for the presidency in November, has not yet indicated whom he is considering as a VP pick.
- Trump and Vice President Mike Pence clashed after the 2020 election, when Trump urged Pence to block the certification of the election results.
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Editor's note: The headline of this story was updated.