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News Thursday, Feb 2 2017

Bannon to 2018 GOP Senate Candidates: I'm In Charge

Feb 02, 2017

Another day, another sign Trump is empowering white nationalist Steve Bannon with a growing role in the White House. Bannon’s latest power play? Laying down the law to Sen. Mitch McConnell and any Republican thinking about running for Senate in 2018. America First, the pro-Trump Super-PAC, is ramping up to “direct fire on congressional Republicans who defy Trump’s agenda.”

Statement from American Bridge President Jessica Mackler:

“Apparently, Senate Republicans’ rubber stamp for Trump’s extreme and xenophobic agenda isn’t enough. Steve Bannon has laid down the law: If Senators and Senate candidates don’t march in lock step with Trump, they will be punished. Trump and Bannon want a puppet Congress and are promising to campaign for one. This is how authoritarianism begins.”

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Published: Feb 2, 2017

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