Steve Bannon Urges Sen. McConnell to Resign in Order to Restore GOP Unity

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks alongside President Trump. (Photo/KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS)

November 9, 2017
OAN Newsroom

Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon urges Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to resign over his obstruction of President Trump’s agenda.

Bannon says McConnell’s resignation would enhance efficiency in Congress, allowing the GOP to solidify its support ahead of next year’s midterm elections.

The former adviser to President Trump pointed out that the House has voted on hundreds of bills, which the Senate has failed to follow-up on.

Bannon said McConnell should resign as soon as Thursday.

“About a week, you know, now they’re gonna work six days a week, they talk about cancelling Thanksgiving, they pass the budget, they’re starting to move on federal judges, but that’s all because quite frankly, we put the spotlight on Mitch McConnell, and said that this guy is not supporting the President, and he’s not supporting the President, the President needs support to drain the swamp,” Bannon stated.

He also reaffirmed his commitment to fighting the bi-partisan political establishment in Washington.

Bannon accused them of putting every effort into moderating and undermining the Trump presidency.

  • ginjit.dw

    Yesterday wasn’t soon enough for ditch mitch to finally end our misery; but he has no backbone…..Jeb has more enthusiasm and brains….

  • Wake up Sheeple

    How can I donate to Bannons efforts?

  • TP

    Term Limits

    • landy fincannon

      Every two, four, and six years, we are given the chance.

  • Felicia Carle Snider

    Mitch needs to go

  • swifty656

    Good idea. Why have to wad for a whole year for next elections to take care of it. Same goes for all other misguided rhinos and idiots. GO BANNON, we are with you.

  • Tyrone Jackson

    Trump can’t drain the swamp by himself, he needs our help.
    .
    Our votes in the 2018 midterm elections need to be for people who will work with Trump and not against him.
    These establishment swamp creatures need to be voted out of office.

  • Mr Gerald Dickerson

    Someone should resign McConnell.

  • landy fincannon

    Fire his wife, the Transportation Secretary. What’s up with the nepotism anyway?

    • uncommon sense

      The cultists’ excuse is that she’s been in government a long time (aka swamp creature) so that makes her a good pick by Trump.

      Irony.

  • shafawn

    Can promise you this… Kentucky is FED up and sick to death of McConnell. Even if he doesn’t resign Kentucky will primary him out so his days are numbered either way.

    • Mr Gerald Dickerson

      He knows he’s done, he won’t run again.

      • shafawn

        Our system is actually working to get rid of these corrupt double agent communists so they’ll try and collapse us or have us nuked.. you watch.

  • DEPLORABLE #1,911,069

    HEY EVERYONE!!! Quit voting these people into office! Don’t you know that this is the only way to keep their jobs? No matter what you think, just vote for the “New person”

  • DEPLORABLE #1,911,069

    It’s simple….McConnell’s job is to bring the Legislators in his party together. THAT’S HIS JOB!!! He has failed to do his job, therefore he should be replaced. Any questions???

  • Bruce Johnson

    we have got to get rid of this leech! If you do nothing,
    you cant be guilty of anything – good or bad, this man forgot how to hear and listen to the people who employ him, years ago. To follow the plan… draining the swamp, Mr i wish i was a good speaker Ryan has got to go too, he is contaminated with existing swamp water! As for all the retiring republicans…. good riddance, the swamp is draining!

  • UEM

    Come on Mitch, you have done enough damage, go enjoy your retirement leave the rest of us alone.

  • escaped to Alaska

    He’ll be replaced soon enough. As the Republicans have control of both houses of Congress, and the Presidency and still can’t legislate. The Republican Party is showing that they just can’t actually work at all. Trump shows no leadership skills, just a bunch of spouting off. Ryan and McConnell are just trying to hang on to reelection so they had pad their bank accounts. Sadly all of this is leading towards a swing to Democrats being in charge. We need a real party that has the interests of USA Citizens at its heart, not just a bunch of wealthy campaign contributors.

  • old409

    Some would tell us McConnell is incompetent but that isn’t true. McConnell, a true Swamp Creature, is very effective at stopping the Trump Agenda. Along with Old Phart MCCain, the two of them have held up the Trump Agenda for almost a year. God will soon be putting Term Limits on McCain ,,,,, that leaves McConnell to the people. We need to rid ourselves of McConnell. and his followers.

  • Roy Beane

    As expected, the Dimmocraps do nothing but drag their feet and do everything they can to OBSTRUCT ANYTHING Trump tries to do. Because they have absolutely NO interest in helping the people or doing what’s right for the country. Their ONLY interest is in regaining their stranglehold on power and all the money they can squeeze out of the public, while doing everything they can to try to make sure Trump’s Presidency does NOT succeed. This is HALF of the problem Trump is facing in Congress.

    The OTHER HALF is the establishment RINOs who ALSO drag their feet and do everything they can think of to also OBSTRUCT ANYTHING Trump tries to do, because they likewise DO NOT want his Presidency to succeed in ANYTHING…..if they can help it. McCain, McConnell and Ryan are 3 examples of such RINO politicians.

    (Definition of ‘politics’ > From the word ‘poly’ meaning many, and ‘ticks’ meaning blood sucking parasites.)

    Considering how deep and nasty the Swamp is, it’s an even bigger miracle Trump has already accomplished so much so quickly in his term as President, especially with this DO NOTHING Congress dragging their feet and fighting against him ALL THE WAY kicking and screaming at him.
    Just watch…….. the RINOs will STILL figure out a way to torpedo the Tax Bill ALSO just like they did Obamacare Repeal.

    The Bloodbath of 2018 at the Polls awaits ALL of these RINOs….the People have had ENOUGH of their BS!!!

    • PatR

      Your last statement is correct. What is needed are conservative Tea Party types to run against them to take their place. We do not want to give it to Dems – that would be from frying pan into the fire. My hope and prayer is that such conservatives are already lining up on every front to campaign against establishment RINOs. Losing Chaffetz is bad enough.

  • roger

    steve, i sure hope you got something better up your sleeve concerning getting grahmn to step down than just asking him to

  • 2EdgedSword

    Beware of the so called RNC solicitors calling for donations to support the President. I hold them all suspect of supporting McConnell, Ryan, and the Muslim Brotherhood operatives in the federal government appointed by Obama. I will not give one dime to any RNC solicitor until the swamp is drained. I will not vote for any Republican that hints of globalism, or is an adherent of the Establishment.

  • MJABRTDK

    I agree with Banon McConnell doesn’t have the president back and needs to go. I’m thinking one of the GOP Freedom Caucus would do a great job … Ted Cruz comes to mind.

  • No Mas

    McConnell has always been the politician before doing the “peoples work”
    Its tough to vote when you are always voting for the lesser of 2 evils or defects.
    A vote for any demonrat is a vote for communism and you see how well that works in the world like Venezuela, And a vote for a RINO like McConnell, Graham and McCain is just slightly less damaging…
    If you can stick to “American Principles of individual freedoms and empowering the individuals, you have American ideals that are easy to vote for unless you hate America like demonrats.

  • nfcapitalist

    Remember when we were children and thought adults were smart?

  • Hottotrote

    Well, they, the obstructionists, did want Bannon out of the WH. Can’t say they didn’t ask for it. Now Bannon has a right to express himself to more people than the President. Go Bannon!
    But, I really hope that all of the politicians who have been in their positions for, lets be generous, more than 4 terms get the message and get the H out of DC! That would be a career, now retire! We do not allow royalty in the USA!

    • PatR

      Indeed, and look at how many in Congress are over the age of 70!! And have been there for 20-30 years. It’s ridiculous – was never intended to be a career. I knew we were in trouble when colleges started studies in Political Science! It’s a science??

      • PK

        I just read an article about the Washington pharmacist who delivers 100’s of prescriptions to the Capitol DAILY, including Alzheimer medications!! WHAT??? Personally, I suspect Pelosi still thinks it is 1995.

  • nfcapitalist

    The joke is this; politicians have the mental health industry salivating at the proposal that this will solve violence and crime in America… the first 535 to be psychologically examined should be congress and then the millions embedded in all three branches of the federal government.

    Imagine taxpayers money going to the mental health industry to examine the 300,000,000 (million) citizens in America… the COMMUNIST’S WET DREAM!!!!

  • BillVA

    “Democrats run for office to further their agenda.
    Republicans run for office to stay on the cocktail party circuit.”
    -Andrew Wilcow

    • LastMomStanding

      Agree….with a slight change….RINOs run for office to stay on party circuit AND help pass LIBERAL legislation.

      • Sane_Person37

        Democrats are the party of bad ideas and the repubs are the party of no ideas.
        The dems are the party that has left this country with every life sucking problem we have today.

  • Thomas Ballou

    McConnell will be a thorn to the need to remove dead wood in 2018 unless he steps down.

  • Bobby Green

    He’s spot on. Things can’t get passed if the Senate sits on everything. The houses passes bills, sometimes not all that great, then it gets to McConnells desk and collects dust. We complained for years about Reed but McConnell is doing the same thing. Kat’s law was passed almost a year ago by the house and it still sits on his desk. Republicans for years complained about obamacare and it’s still around. Now if this tax bill doesn’t pass before Christmas, the Senators, and Congressmen/women need to quit or the American people need to burn down Washington.

  • Linda Griffin

    Everybody keeps asking why Trump hasn’t gotten his agenda through. This is exactly it – he is being obstructed on all fronts. If it were up to him alone, it would be done. So blame the dipwads in congress.

  • nfcapitalist

    This is about career politicians thinking they have a choke-hold on who is allowed into their club, the word is ‘Omerta,’ … $ilence among those who win the position of Senator or Congressman taking bribes, special treatment, lobbyists trading insider information for implementing law or not, both political parties are DIRTY and Donald Trump wants it to stop.

    That’s why he’s being resisted so furiously by the left and so quietly and cautiously but with certainty by the right… Trey Gowdy needs to ask for a special investigation of congress that can’t be hidden from the world because all America has or had was equal treatment for every citizen.
    The Federal government, all three branches… are DIRTY!

    • LastMomStanding

      McConnell & Ryan are PURPOSELY preventing any Trump led legislation to pass. This is all part of their plan to put blame on POTUS as a failed leader….when the FAILURE is theirs/establishment’s.

      They’re doing the same thing with open elected offices…foisting GOPe RINOs like Gillespie, who NO ONE wants, and then blaming Trump for losses to Dems.

      Britt Hume was the FIRST anchor to trot this ‘theory’ out, night before last.

      So sick of ALL of the swamp creatures….especially those wearing RINO clothing.

      • TexasDeplorable1134

        Agreed, I do believe there was a “meeting” going on between Ryan and Obama that was supposed to be “secret” after the first failure of the repeal of the ACA. Search on “Ryan secret meeting with Obama”

      • Tyrone Jackson

        We need to help Trump drain the swamp by voting in people in the midterm elections who will work with him.
        Trump can’t drain the swamp by himself, he needs our help.

  • Javanne

    Fat chance.

  • anotherday

    Yeah…what Bannon said!

  • FromThe70s

    Asking McConnell to help drain the swamp is like asking Rosie O’Donnell to help keep a jar of cookies full.

    • Javanne

      What’s wrong with that? She’ll just guard it from the inside.

      • FromThe70s

        We’re gonna need a bigger jar.

      • tedlv

        Good morning!

    • Buzz Bissonnette

      Lol

  • Clay Goodwin

    House cleaning needs too be done, both parties. The senate just can’t seem to get anything done. Just disgusted……

    • BillVA

      Most people hate Congress but love THEIR critter.

      • Sane_Person37

        Not me. fwiw

  • brandehhh

    Since when is bi-partisanship a bad thing? We are supposed to work together!
    But yes, McConnell, amongst others, needs to retire already.

    • Beachguy53

      BS.

      • brandehhh

        Which part is BS?

        • Beachguy53

          Bi-partisanship.

          • brandehhh

            Well we are supposed. We are where we are without it. Everyone thinks their way is the only way instead of what is best for the country.

          • Beachguy53

            Better off. Compromise never works.

          • brandehhh

            Actually it does. Our country was started on compromise. Teamwork makes the dream work

          • Beachguy53

            Wrong. The Founders did not want an activist goverment. Federalism.

          • brandehhh

            No I’m not wrong. What is best for everyone. Even if their common goals were the same, each felt things should be done a certain way. That didn’t happen. Uh because they worked together for what was best for everyone.

          • LastMomStanding

            LOL…because YOU say it’s best for everyone?

            Nope….kumbayah doesn’t work, for Congress to make America great, again. Dems NEVER reach across the aisle, to the Repubs. Repubs left arms are permanently stretched out (see John McCain), from all of the reaching across that aisle.

            Where and what did THAT get us, over the 8 years of O? Obamacare? Racial divide? Higher taxes, crime rates, etc?

          • PatrickJ

            I was sort of following this argument LastMomStanding, but I think you just ended it.

            To a Democrat, bipartisanship means when you vote for his bills. When it comes to him voting for Republican bills, his answer is, “not unless we can change it.”

          • LastMomStanding

            Spot on, Patrick J!

          • Beachguy53

            You honestly believe they work for the best interest of the people? Then why the Bill of Rights?

          • brandehhh

            Currently? No they don’t. At all. And haven’t in years.

          • Beachguy53

            So compromise doesn’t work. Look at the mess it’s gotten this country in.

          • brandehhh

            No one has been compromising. I thought we were going towards that but everyone’s acting like entitled brats and pouting because they didn’t get their way.

          • Beachguy53

            Just more bs. How about one stands their ground? Stand for something.

          • TexasDeplorable1134

            While I agree with your statement about activist gov’t. However, I believe what most people want from them (Congress) is to start paying more attention to the U.S. label and not their (R) or (D) label in their name.

          • Sane_Person37

            I’m afraid you are unaware just how evil and corrupt our government is. Maybe 1 % in Congress cares one iota about Americans. The rest of them don’t give a ^&& about you. Not at all.

          • brandehhh

            Actually I’m fully aware because I’m not apart of that 1%. I thought we were going towards that with Trump and would like to see it. He has reached out to all sides and even had some calling him to discuss bills he wants. But according to you guys here on OANN even though I’m a natural born citizen, of age that is registered to vote and pays taxes, my view and opinion don’t matter.

          • Sane_Person37

            The 1% is the percent of congress that cares anything about American citizens.

            Everyone deserves an opinion. I’m just trying to remove some of your naivety. You don’t know how corrupt the government is. You think they care. They don’t. Best to ya.

          • brandehhh

            I know that they don’t care. There’s always hope that maybe one day…

          • Hottotrote

            There hasn’t been any for a very long time. It has been about one side getting the other side to bow! As long as the each party is more interested in winning than serving we will never have a real governing system!

          • Beachguy53

            RINOS aren’t interested in winning. They have no spine. Jellyfish.

    • LastMomStanding

      Since when did Dems, while holding control of three branches, offer up any bi-partisanship for their major legislation that they ‘deemed’ passes? Like 0bamaCare, for one?

      • brandehhh

        They never have.

    • PatrickJ

      brandehhh, there hasn’t been any bi-partisanship coming from the Dems in a long time. The Democratic Party used to be more toward the middle of the political scale. They claimed to be the party of regular working class Americans and many of them were. The vast majority of them have now moved closer to the left of center. Don’t believe me? Take a close look at Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi anytime the President makes a public policy statement. They’re all over it even before the man finishes talking.

      Democrats don’t want to work with the other side. Democrats only want to gain and keep power. It can’t be money, because most of them are millionaires. No, it’s power they want. The political power represented by being in Congress is like a drug to them. Some Republicans are just as guilty. Mitch McConnell is one of them I’m afraid.

      But I liked your comment in that you stressed that we need bi-partisanship in Washington and we should continue to strive toward that goal. Our Founders were much better at it than what we have now.

      • brandehhh

        I totally agree. 🙂

    • Sane_Person37

      Not in my opinion. The dems are sociolist/communist. I don’t want anyone on the right working with them at all. They voted for obama’s agenda and they got it. Comprimise to the dems is do what we want. Now we’ve voted for Trump’s agenda and the dems will do everything to try to keep that from happening.