Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has tied-up with billionaire Robert Mercer to lead an effort to disrupt primary challenges against Republican Senators in Y 2018.
Mr. Bannon, who resigned his his White House role last month, is back running Breitbart News. He has had private meetings with challengers and is also working with mega-donor and hedge-fund billionaire Robert Mercer, who is ready to donate millions of dollars into the strategic political planning for Y 2018.
Mr. Bannon said that he believes that “the Republican establishment” is nullifying the Y 2016 Presidential election.
“I think Mitch McConnell, and to a degree, Paul Ryan, do not want Donald Trump’s populist, economic nationalist agenda to be implemented. It’s very obvious. It’s obvious as– it’s obvious as the– it’s obvious as night follows day is what they’re trying to do.”
It is clear to me that Mr. Bannon on the outside will be very effective, since being on the inside for 7 months has given him all of the insight he needs to combat the Swamp elites.
Of course, Senator McConnell is anxious and concerned about Mr. Bannon’s plan, saying a primary challenge could put a lot of stress on Senators when it comes time to take on Democrats in a general election.
The issue will be this: do McConnell’s and Ryan’s align with President Trump or face the political scrap heap?
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