Well, it’s been a rough couple of weeks for former White House chief strategist and man who showed up uninvited at the party and plopped down on the couch, Steve Bannon.
Roy Moore’s stunning loss in the race for Jeff Sessions’ vacated Senate seat dealt a grievous blow to Bannon’s 2018 political ambitions and underscored GOP fears that the self-declared “economic nationalist” is undermining the party at a time when public opinion is already turning against Republicans.
Fresh off a victory on the tax front, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is now openly mocking Bannon, just a month after Steve called for Mitch’s resignation.
“The political genius on display, throwing away a seat in the reddest state in America, is hard to ignore,” McConnell recently told reporters, echoing the hilarious taunts that came pouring in from all corners following Roy Moore’s defeat earlier this month.
Well now, Bannon has reportedly received a letter from the House Intelligence Committee “inviting” him to testify about Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski has also received an invite.
Notably, these aren’t subpoenas. So you know, just think of them as friendly reminders that lawmakers are acutely aware of the fact that everyone involved with the Trump administration has something useful they could “contribute” to the investigation if they’re feeling particularly generous or if they’re having second thoughts about whether treason is in America’s best interests.
We fully expect Bannon to embrace this opportunity to come clean. Hell, he might even shave for the occasion.
Remember Steve: no shirt, no shoes, no entry.