Bannon Doesn’t Go Down Quietly, Warns of “Real” Committee
After being convicted of two counts of contempt of Congress, Steve Bannon says that the Jan. 6 committee has been spouting nothing but lies, and the Dems had better brace themselves for a “real” committee once the GOP wrests back control of Congress after the November midterms.
Speaking to Fox News host Tucker Carlson merely hours after being convicted, Bannon warned committee staffers that Republicans would have their own committee if they returned to power.
“We have to have a real January 6 committee, including to get to the staffers now and see about the lies and misrepresentations they put on the national television to defame people,” Bannon said.
“I would tell the Jan. 6 staff right now: preserve your documents because there’s going to be a real committee, and this is going to be backed by Republican grassroots voters to say we want to get to the bottom of this for the good of the nation.”
The former top advisor to President Trump said that Republicans need to take offensive action if they take back the House in the midterm elections – as most pundits believe they will.
“We have to really govern, and I mean govern on offense. Every committee in the House needs to be an oversight committee. We have to go after the Biden administration, which is illegitimate,” Bannon said.
He also praised right-wing activist Darren Beattie, who has promoted the conspiracy theory that the FBI was involved in the attack on the Capitol.
Bannon said a Republican January 6 committee would look at “intelligence failures, FBI involvement, DHS involvement, the intelligence services, what happened to the Pentagon and the National Guard.”
Bannon, Trump’s former chief White House strategist, was found guilty of two counts of contempt of Congress last week for defying a subpoena from the House January 6 committee and failing to provide requested documents.
During his trial, he declined to testify in his own defense or call any witnesses to the stand. He, at one point, accused the House committee members of lacking the “guts” to testify against him.
Each count of contempt of Congress carries a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of one year in jail.