“There’s a time and season for everything and right now it’s a season of war against a GOP establishment.” – Steve Bannon
Former White House Strategist Stephen Bannon warned that he would be fighting for the president from the outside, and he is doing just that.
While speaking at the Values Voters Summit in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, he said that war is coming. “There’s a time and season for everything and right now it’s a season of war against a GOP establishment,” Bannon declared.
He took special interest in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, one of the Republican swamp monsters. He directed to McConnell that “the donors are not happy,” and that “They’ve all left [him].”
Bannon compares the current situation to that of Caesar, and claims that the people are just looking for their Brutus at this point.
Bannon continued, “Now Mitch I don’t know if you’re watching … but if I can take a little riff on Plutarch and Shakespeare up on Capitol Hill because I’ve been getting calls,” he said, “It’s like before the Ides of March. The only question is, and this is just analogy or metaphor … they’re just looking to find out who’s going to be Brutus to your Julius Caesar.”
Fox News Insider reports:
Bannon pointed to the Alabama runoff Senate race, where former judge Roy Moore snagged a victory over sitting senator Luther Strange. Strange, endorsed by President Trump and supported by Mitch McConnell’s super PACs raised millions more in campaign funds than Moore.
The former White House chief strategist said he is planning to challenge all Republican senators up for reelection in 2018 except Ted Cruz of Texas.
“Money doesn’t matter anymore,” Bannon said, and it’s true. Just the simple fact that Roy Moor beat Luther Strange as the Republican U.S. Senate candidate out of Alabama is proof of that. Strange was backed by the establishment, and even Trump endorsed him. However, the people were not interested in the money. They were interested in the best choice, outside of the establishment, and that just happened to be Roy Moore. remarked.
Bannon concluded, “This is a test of wills,” he added that it is now being “determined down there who is more powerful, the money of the corporatist or the muscle of the people.”