Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), a close ally of former President Trump, has said that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) should stick to his governor position and not seek to challenge Trump for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination.
Greene did not directly talk about the expectations that DeSantis will run for the White House in 2024, instead, she focused her comments on how he was a “strong Republican governor” that they should not lose. These statements, which she made through a Twitter thread, were in part fueled by political consultants who urged governors to seek the Presidency, leaving their states weak.
She added that governors like Brian Kemp in Georgia and Ron DeSantis in Florida were essential to the success of the party. Greene’s comments come after DeSantis managed to secure an impressive victory in Florida with close to a 20-point margin. In Florida, Republicans also managed to win most of the House races and Sen. Marco Rubio (R) secured his reelection.
At the same time, Trump-endorsed candidates across the country have lost competitive Senate, House, and gubernatorial races. This has led to many blaming him for the lackluster performance of the party in these midterm elections.
The GOP had been hoping to win both the House and Senate. However, currently, the Senate has lost, and while they are projected to win the House their margin of victory is expected to be small.