Staunch ally of former President Donald Trump, Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga), has inserted herself in the Trump-DeSantis debate.
While Greene didn’t mention Florida Governor Ron DeSantis by name, her Twitter thread included overtones she was directing her remarks at the Florida Governor.
On Friday (November 12), Greene explained in a Twitter thread that the GOP couldn’t afford to lose a “strong Republican governor” halfway through their term as that would leave the state vulnerable to poor leadership or Democratic rule.
She stated that leaders like Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis were needed “more than 8 [years].”
Greene’s comments come days after DeSantis won a landslide victory in the historically-battleground state of Florida, which he won by only 30,000 votes in 2018.
Even though Florida has leaned predominantly Republican in these last elections, the Florida Governor’s popularity is undeniable, as he achieved a 20-point victory over one-time Florida Governor Charlie Crist.
Since Election Day, the focus has shifted to 2024, when Trump and DeSantis are expected to pursue the White House.
However, in the face of widespread conservative praise for DeSantis, Trump has been blamed for the lack of a red wave, which many conservative pundits blame on his choice of candidates.
Amid this criticism, Trump, who is expected to announce his 2024 bid on November 15, has increased his attacks on DeSantis.
Greene also seemingly took aim at any 2024 effort DeSantis may mount, saying anyone who believes they can achieve the same results on a national level that they achieve in Republican states “is unfortunately misled or is misleading people.”
She also came to Trump’s defense, saying it was too early to direct blame as votes from several states were still being counted.