Bannon on GOP insurgency: ‘Nobody can run and hide’

Bannon on GOP insurgency: ‘Nobody can run and hide’
Associated Press ^ | Oct 14, 2017 1:54 PM EDT | Emily Wagster Pettus and Thomas Beaumont

Posted on 10/14/2017, 11:31:47 PM by Olog-hai

Steve Bannon has a stark message to Republican incumbents he considers part of the establishment: “Nobody can run and hide.”

President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist is promoting a field of potential primary challengers to take on disfavored Republicans in Congress and step up for open seats. […]

It’s an insurgency that could imperil Republican majorities in the House and Senate. Bannon called it a “populist nationalist conservative revolt” in a speech to religious conservatives in Washington on Saturday.

The emerging Bannon class of rabble-rousers shares limited ideological ties but a common intent to upend Washington and knock out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., standard-bearer of the establishment. So intent is Bannon on bringing down McConnell that he laid down this marker Saturday to some of the incumbents at risk of a challenge from his flank of the party: disavow McConnell, satisfy other conditions and possibly escape the wrath. […]

Bannon told the religious conservatives that economic nationalism and anti-globalism, the same forces he said elected Trump, can overpower Republican elites. “This is our war,” he said. “The establishment started it. … You all are gonna finish it.” …

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