Steve Bannon suggests MAGA Republicans are being bought

Conservative media personality Steve Bannon stated this on Friday War room program that Republican lawmakers who support former President Donald Trump’s Make America Great Again (MAGA) movement are bought by major donors.

Bannon, who served as chief White House strategist under the Trump administration, told listeners Friday that there should be an investigation into the criminal proceedings against Trump, who has been charged four times at state and federal levels. Trump, the Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee, claims the cases against him are politically motivated, as do his allies and supporters, and has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

The conservative talk show host called out House Judiciary Committee Chairman Ohio, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer of Kentucky and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Louisiana for not doing enough to address the MAGA case to assist.

“Again. I’m begging you. Where’s Jim Jordan, where’s Comer, where’s Polly Pockets Johnson. Where are the subpoenas? Where’s an investigation? Why aren’t people being held accountable? Why is (conservative activist) Mike Davis needed and (former Trump aide) Kash Patel and the same people over and over again (former candidate for Republican attorney general of Nevada) Sigal Chattah…Why they gotta pound, pound, pound,” Bannon said.

He continued: “You know why, the solution has been found. The donors don’t want it. What the donors want is (former Republican presidential candidate) Nikki Haley as Prime Minister.”

Haley, a former South Carolina governor and ex-United Nations ambassador, was criticized during the campaign for being bought up by her major donors before dropping out of the Republican Party’s primary in March.

During Haley’s campaign, billionaire LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman donated $250,000 to the pro-Haley super PAC Stand For America Fund Inc. and billionaire Charles Koch-backed super PAC Americans for Prosperity Action endorsed her.

Bannon told it Newsweek via text message on Saturday: “The House Judiciary Committee should issue subpoenas for documents, staff statements, and public hearings to the government officials and private actors who are conspiring to violate the civil rights of President Trump, his aides, and his allies through this unprecedented, Republican interference in the rule of law and elections.”

Trump and his MAGA base claim the criminal cases against the former president were brought by Democratic operatives trying to interfere in the upcoming election, which is likely to be a rematch between Trump and President Joe Biden.

Meanwhile, Jordan’s office said Newsweek via email on Saturday that “no one supports President Trump more than Jim Jordan.”

Newsweek has also contacted Comer and Johnson’s offices for comment via email.

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Conservative media personality Steve Bannon appears in Washington, DC on October 21, 2022. Bannon suggested on his “War Room” program Friday that Republican lawmakers who support former President Donald Trump’s Make America Great…

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Earlier in the episode, Bannon talked about putting together a “battle plan” for a “blowout victory” in November after Trump was found guilty Thursday by a New York jury in his Manhattan criminal trial, the first of his four felonious crimes. cases come to court.

In a case brought by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, Trump was found guilty of 34 counts of falsifying corporate records related to a hush money payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels shortly before the 2016 presidential election by Trump’s then-lawyer and fixer Michael. Cohen. Daniels claims she had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006, which he denies. Trump has maintained his innocence and his legal team vowed to challenge the verdict and appeal if necessary.

“We will not allow this constitutional republic to be governed, governed, controlled and destroyed by a gang of Marxists. That will not happen. Not on our watch,” Bannon said on his show.

In addition to supporting the MAGA cause in the upcoming election, Bannon told his fans to be critical of the institutions that already exist.

“The institutions we have and the people in those institutions – it is not a time for choosing, it is a time for decisions. We are going to speak to them and we are going to tackle them. And if they don’t, we have to get rid of them and find other people who will,” he said before calling out Jordan, Comer and Johnson.