Trump Considers Marjorie Taylor Greene a “Great” Pick to Lead DOJ

Former President Donald Trump is privately telling those close to him that he plans to appoint Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) — a loyalist deeply devoted to the former president and his outlandish conspiracy theories — to an executive branch position of power, should he win the presidency again in 2024.

According to sources with knowledge of Trump’s conversations who spoke to Rolling Stone, Trump has repeatedly placed Greene’s name at the top of lists for top government posts.

“Wouldn’t she be great?” Trump reportedly said.

According to one source, Trump has thought about having Greene lead his Department of Justice.

“I don’t think she’s a lawyer,” the source added. (Greene is, in fact, not.)

These sources claim that Trump is determined to get Greene into his administration, should the White House be occupied again in the future.

“He loves MTG and would want her very close in a second term, that much was clear,” the second source told Rolling Stone.

Greene has shown deep loyalty to Trump, as evident in her many social media posts praising him. Greene has not only praised Trump but also shared false conspiracy theory ramblings.

“I think there is an extremely high probability that the FBI planted ‘evidence’ against President Trump,” Greene wrote in a tweet from AugustHe repeated an unsubstantiated claim made by him. “Otherwise WHY would they NOT allow his attorneys or anyone watch them while they conducted their unprecedented raid?”

There is no evidenceThe FBI found no evidence that any material was planted. such actions from the FBI to keep lawyers from observing them are not unusualTrump is a lesser example.

Greene’s appointment to an executive branch position would undoubtedly be controversial, and would likely be opposed by Democrats in the Senate, were she to be picked by Trump to head an entire department.

Greene has been around for many years.has shared antisemitic or other blatantly racism postson her social media platforms. She also harassed Democratic legislators in Congress, including notably Placing up a transphobic signPointed across the hall from her office to the office of a lawmaker who had a transchild. She has also expressed support for violenceFor high-ranking Democrats in Washington, D.C. is an ardent defender of the far right breachers of the U.S. Capitol buildingon January 6, 2021

Although Greene hasn’t commented yet on the reporting from Rolling Stone, she does recognize her far right “stardom,” and has demanded that Republican Party leaders recognize it as well, should they win control of the House this fall. In an interview with The New York Times this week, Greene warned that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the presumptive choice for Speaker of the House should the GOP win in the midterms, should give her “a lot of power” if they do indeed take control.

“I think that to be the best speaker of the House and to please the base, he’s going to give me a lot of power and a lot of leeway. And if he doesn’t, they’re going to be very unhappy about it,” Greene said.

Greene was stripped of her committee assignments early in her termdue to her past comments and threats of violence.