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Firebrand Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green is letting the Biden administration know what one of the first items on the agenda is if Republicans win the House.
In one of her most popular tweets ever the Republican demanded to know where “every single penny” of funding to Ukraine for its war with Russia has gone.
“I want an audit of where every single penny has gone in funding to Ukraine. Everyone is ok with that, right?” the representative said.
I want an audit of where every single penny has gone in funding to Ukraine.
Everyone is ok with that, right?
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) November 13, 2022
This month, prior to the midterm elections, the representative said that Ukraine would not receive “another penny” if Republicans won the House.
“The only border they care about is Ukraine, not America’s southern border,” she said. “Under Republicans, not another penny will go to Ukraine. Our country comes first. They don’t care about our border or our people.”
The representative cruised to victory this week in her election in Georgia.
She was declared the winner of her race in Georgia. Greene defeated Democrat challenger Marcus Flowers for the state’s 14th Congressional district.
Flowers raised over $15 million — more than any congressional candidate across the entire country — to defeat Greene, but did not come close to defeating Greene.
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) November 9, 2022
BREAKING: Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene wins re-election.
— Addison Smith (@AddisonSmithOAN) November 9, 2022
Greene made some noise last week when she spoke to a New York Times reporter.
New York Times Magazine writer Robert Draper appeared on MSNBC on Saturday and said that the firebrand representative has said to him that she may be on the ticket with former President Donald Trump in 2024, Mediaite reported.
Trump is said to be looking for a female to campaign with him if he decides he will attempt to become president again in 2024. A decision he has not made.
The writer said that it is “likely” that the former president has had the same conversations with other prominent Republican women.
“To be fair, Ali, it’s very likely that Trump has had this conversation with half a dozen other people too,” he said to host Ali Velshi.
But, he said, there is something she has that others may not have.
“What Greene possesses that Trump so craves is loyalty. She has always been there for Trump. She has always had his back and after his experience with his last running mate, Mike Pence, it’s clear that he’s going to prize loyalty above all else, so I wouldn’t count it out,” he said.
When Draper spoke to The Daily Beast’s “New Abnormal” podcast he said “that Greene had risen quickly in her first term in Congress by using the same tactics she honed as a right-wing social media influencer harassing Democratic staffers, and she could shoot to the second-highest office in government,” Raw Story reported.
“Republicans kind of wanted to kick her to the curb immediately,” said Draper, per the outlet. “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 Trump has been seriously discussing Greene as a potential VP since February, and though he has likely considered others as well, Greene has another quality that may propel her to the top, the report said.
“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.”
Greene is not the only female Republican lawmaker under consideration by Trump, according to previous reports. Several recent reports seem focused on one name: New York Rep. Elise Stefanik, currently her party’s No. 3 ranking member.
In a September Foreign Policy story titled, “Elise Stefanik Is Most Likely to Succeed,” the authors detail, “A young woman once hailed as the future of the Republican Party embraces Trumpism to stay that way.”