Marjorie Taylor Greene, Georgia's controversial two-term congresswoman, is making a push to become former President Donald Trump's pick for vice president in 2024, former Trump strategist Steve Bannon told NBC News.

"This is no shrinking violet, she's ambitious. She's not shy about that, nor should she be ... she sees herself on the shortlist for Trump's VP," Bannon, who hosts the War Room podcast where Greene has been a guest, told NBC News.

When Greene "looks in the mirror, she sees a potential president smiling back," Bannon added.

Greene has adopted a new strategy in recent weeks, staking her claim as a political force when she stood by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy throughout his ugly election battle. She boasted of having Trump on the phone as she lobbied to get McCarthy elected, calling Trump "my favorite president."

Following McCarthy's election to leadership, Greene was promptly awarded assignments on two committees — Homeland Security and Oversight and Accountability — allowing her the opportunity to participate in high-profile investigations of President Joe Biden's administration.

"She's both strategic and disciplined — she made a power move, knowing it would run up hard against her most ardent crew. ... She was prepared to take the intense heat/hatred short-term for the long-term goal of being a player," Bannon said of Greene's support for McCarthy.

Greene is hopeful her plan will allow her to gain legitimacy within the Republican Party and can catapult her onto Trump's ticket.

Greene joins a list of Republicans rumored to be under Trump's consideration for running mate. Possible candidates include Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., and failed Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake.

Trump has not given any indication that a vice presidential announcement is imminent.

Notably, Trump turned away from his former vice president, Mike Pence, after the pair had a falling out after their 2020 presidential election defeat. Pence's decline to overturn the election loss was followed by Trump's refusal to immediately call off supporters, who ransacked the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and chanted "Hang Mike Pence."

Greene had been removed from legislative committees by the Democrat-controlled House in February 2021 as punishment for "conduct she has exhibited." That conduct included her embrace of wildly baseless conspiracy theories such as Jewish space lasers starting California wildfires, as well promoting violence against Democrats.

Eleven Republicans joined all of the Democrats in voting to strip Greene of her seats on the Budget Committee and the Committee on Education and Labor.

Trump announced his 2024 bid just after the midterm elections in November but has had a relatively quiet campaign in the ensuing months.

Reports indicate Trump will kick off his infamous campaign rallies in the coming weeks, with trips scheduled for early litmus test states, New Hampshire and South Carolina.