The Republican establishment has proved itself unwilling or incapable of implementing Trump’s agenda.
Trump confidant Steve Bannon believes they’re deliberately stonewalling Trump.
And he just made a promise to six Republican Senators that made their blood run cold.
That was the message delivered loud and clear to incumbent politicians from Bannon.
He’s now actively recruiting primary opponents for every Republican Senator up for re-election in 2018, with the exception of Ted Cruz.
Senators Jeff Flake (AZ), Dean Heller (NV), Roger Wicker (MS), John Barrasso (WY), Deb Fischer (NE) and Orrin Hatch (UT) are on that list.
Bob Corker is retiring, or he most assuredly would have wound up there too.
Reports indicate Bannon is already backing Rep. Marsha Blackburn to replace Corker, and at least one GOP operative has called for Corker to resign now for refusing to take up Trump’s policy initiatives.
In Arizona, Bannon is backing former State Senator Kelli Ward.
He’s spoken to Danny Tarkanian about taking on Heller in Nevada.
And Blackwater founder Erik Prince is rumored to be considering a run against Barrasso in Wyoming.
The Daily Mail writes:
Bannon’s main aim is to elect enough pro-Trump GOP senators to oust Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who he’s largely blamed for the president’s early stumbles with Congress, casting the Kentuckian as an elitist looking down at Trump’s working class base.
‘Mitch McConnell and this permanent political class is the most corrupt and incompetent group of individuals in this country,’ Bannon said at a recent rally for Roy Moore, the GOP Senate candidate who won a run-off primary against Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., last month.
Using us-versus-them rhetoric, Bannon said McConnell and the elites ‘think you’re a pack of morons, they think you’re nothing but rubes, they have no interest at all in what you have to say, what you have to think or what you want to do.’
‘And tomorrow you’re going to get an opportunity to tell them what you think of the elites who run this country,’ Bannon continued.
Alabama voters told the world indeed, with about 55 percent backing Moore, to the 45 percent who voted for Strange, Trump’s pick.
What do you think about Bannon’s plan?
Will the silent majority that put Trump into office pick up the sword to slay swamp monsters in the 2018 Republican primaries?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments.