Breitbart News Executive Director Steve Bannon appeared today to give a speech to the annual Values Voter Summit in Washington D.C., and he let it rip on the forces that he believes are holding back President Donald Trump’s mandate to Make America Great Again.
Bannon pointed out the futility of big money forces uniting behind candidates like Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL), who lost handily in a primary election last month to his grassroots underdog opponent, Judge Roy Moore. Despite having many institutional advantages in his favor, Strange was beaten by Moore despite having more sane and acceptable views according to mainstream media pundits.
Bannon said, “The most powerful thing is an authentic candidate whether that is Donald Trump or whether it’s Judge Moore with good people going door to door and knocking on the door and telling people with passion, ‘This is who you ought to vote for!'”
Bannon stated that it is now “like before the Ides of March” on Capitol Hill as terrified Republicans try to figure out “who is going to be Brutus” to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Julius Caesar. Bannon was careful to point out that this was only an analogy before moving on to Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) and other targets.
“All of you folks that are so concerned that you’re going to get primaried and defeated, you know, there is time for a mea culpa,” Bannon said, offering an ultimatum to Republican lawmakers. “You can come to a stick and condemn Sen. Corker. You can come to a stick – a microphone – and say, ‘I’m not going to vote for Mitch McConnell for majority leader!'”
As Bannon continued, he shared many anecdotes about his time in the White House as well as his time running Trump’s campaign in the lead up to his unexpected Presidential victory. Bannon ultimately proclaimed that it was “divine providence” that spurred the unlikely win.
“The hand of providence doesn’t work as some sort of magic or voodoo. It’s through human agency, and that’s you,” Bannon said to the thousands of Christian voters in attendance, constantly interrupted by frequent applause.
“Right now, it is a season of war against a GOP establishment,” Bannon said. “It is no longer acceptable to come and pat you on the head and tell you everything’s going to be fine, just get these guys in office. Those days are over. We need to move with urgency.”
Bannon closed his long speech with an appeal for conservatives to keep working, stay enthused, stick together, and never lose sight of what is important in these crucial days ahead for the fate of their nation.
“It’s all on you. It’s not Donald Trump, it’s not Mark Meadows, it’s not Ted Cruz, it’s not Laura Ingraham, it’s not Steve Bannon, it’s you. So tonight, when you pray – for your country and the servicemen and President Trump and his family – say a prayer for yourselves,” Bannon said.
“If we stick together and show the same tenacity, the same grit, the same courage as you showed in Alabama, we’re going to win and they’re going to lose,” Bannon said in his final appeal to conference attendees.