Steve Bannon understands the information war like few people I’ve seen — here is the video of Sean Hannity interviewing him last night, followed by the opening of the article from Ian Schwartz writing at Real Clear Politics:
On Monday’s edition of Hannity, Breitbart executive chairman and former Trump adviser Steve Bannon talked about his plan to challenge every Republican Senator up for re-election in 2018 in the primary, except Sen. Ted Cruz. Bannon said Republican incumbents have committed “economic hate crimes” against the “forgotten man.”
Bannon said he is declaring “war” on the Republican establishment and those that don’t back what President Trump ran on. He said there is a “new game in town” and promised to “cut off the oxygen” to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and stop his fundraising for establishment candidates. Bannon said any person running for the Senate in 2018 that wants his support must oppose McConnell as the Republican Leader.
The Breitbart chief gave a warning to all incumbents: “Just voting is not good enough. You have to have a sense of urgency. Nobody is safe. We are coming after all of them and we’re going to win.”
Bannon also called on Sen. Bob Corker to resign immediately. He said McConnell, Corker and the entire “establishment global clique” on Capitol Hill have to go.
“If Bob Corker has any honor, any decency, he should resign immediately,” Bannon said. “He should get back in because he’s going to get crushed in a primary. He doesn’t have the guts to get in — he doesn’t have the guts to get back in the race. He should resign immediately.”
“He is so arrogant. He is such an elitist snob. He’s the swamp. The Senate hasn’t done a thing, Steve, nothing,” Hannity said of Corker.
“The American people see right here, this is what they think about President Trump behind closed doors,” Bannon said of Corker and the GOP establishment. “He happened to tell The New York Times exactly what he thought. It’s totally unacceptable.”
Read more: Real Clear Politics