There was an article in the Washington Post yesterday about how Republicans are rallying around Steve Bannon. In the wake of the indictment of Bannon for contempt of Congress, Republicans are threatening “payback” once the Republicans regain the House. Republicans are claiming that Democrats are “weaponizing” the Department of Justice, and that there will be consequences for doing so.
Oh sure, the Republicans (if and when they do regain control of the House) will surely create hearings about things that they think will be controversial, like the multiple hearings they had about Hillary’s email server or Benghazi.
But here’s the difference: Democrats have not been engaging in illegal conduct, while the Republicans have the insurrection.
Hillary was able to testify for 11 hours before Congress because she had done nothing illegal.
Of course, Bannon, upon turning himself in at the FBI’s field office, immediately proclaimed that this action was going to be “the misdemeanor from hell, for Merrick Garland, Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden.” How so? That was not immediately clear.
He then offered that “we’re going to go on the offense. We’re tired of playing defense, we’re going to go on the offense on this.” How so? That was also not immediately clear.
And finally, “We got the Hispanics coming on our side, African Americans coming on our side; we’re taking down the Biden regime.” Okay Steve, if you say so.
So threaten all you want, Republicans. As it is, finally indicting Bannon for his open defiance of Congress is the least the Department of Justice could do, and a lot of us were wondering when Merrick Garland is going to show some balls and finally indict this guy.