Former President Donald Trump’s ex-strategist, Steve Bannon, put forward a pitch to local Republicans on another lofty project.
As per a Boston Herald report, Bannon spoke to the West Roxbury Ward 20 Republican Committee over the weekend. Via a video call, he pitched them a plan for Trump to run for Congress in the 2022 election. Bannon said, if Trump gets elected, he can become the House speaker, that is if Republicans also retake the majority in the lower chamber of Congress.
The next part of Bannon’s extensive plan will have Trump push to impeach President Joe Biden. This will reportedly be based on the unconfirmed voter fraud that allegedly tipped the 2020 election results.
]Bannon reportedly said that they will “get rid of Nancy Pelosi” in his speech. He then said that Trump’s first act as House speaker should be to impeach Biden for “stealing the presidency.”
If this plan sees any fruition, this will make Trump the second former U.S. president to be in Congress after his term in the White House. The only former president who has done this is John Quincy Adams, who served nine terms in Congress after his presidency.
It remains unclear whether Trump would actually run for Congress or not. It’s also unknown where he would do so.
Bannon Aims for Trump's Return to the White House
Nevertheless, Bannon said the plan is that Trump would not have to stay in Congress for long as soon after, he would run for the presidency again in 2024.
Bannon called Trump “a disruptor” but says the former president “has a long term vision,” according to the Herald. He also said that he believes Trump will be the GOP nominee in 2024.
“He’ll come back to us. We’ll have a sweeping victory in 2022, and he’ll lead us in 2024,” Bannon added.
Bannon, who reportedly has started serving as Trump’s strategist once again, received a pardon by the former president before the transition to the Biden administration. He had been indicted for allegedly defrauding thousands of people and using $1 million from a fundraising campaign intended the border wall for personal expenses.