Controversial right wing extremist, radio host, and former Trump administration senior advisor Steve Bannon threatened to impeach “everybody at DoJ” after he heard that the former President could possibly be indicted for his role in the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol.
Bannon made the comments on his show “War Room: Pandemic” just before the second of six January 6 House select committee public hearings began on Monday morning.
Attorney Ron Filipkowski shared the clip late Sunday night on Twitter. In it, Bannon specifies that he’ll be coming after “everybody” at the Justice Department with impeachments, especially Attorney General Merrick Garland:
“Trump won the presidency. And he is the legitimate president of the United States and your guy’s illegitimate, and the American people are awakening to that…And we don’t care what you have to say and I dare Merrick Garland to take that crap there last night and try to indict Donald J Trump. We dare you. Because we will impeach. We’re winning in November, and we’re going to impeach you and everybody around you.”
Bannon closed by saying “Screw the White House. We’re going to impeach you and everybody at DoJ!”
Members of the January 6 committee have recently gone on weekend news shows to indicate that they have enough evidence to indict Trump over his “big lie” of election fraud that led to the Jan. 6 violence.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D. CA) told ABC News that the DOJ should begin to consider the possibility of putting Mr Trump in front of a jury for his role in the violence:
“Once the evidence is accumulated the Justice Department needs to make a decision about whether it can prove to a jury beyond a reasonable doubt the president’s guilt or anyone else’s. But they need to be investigated if there’s credible evidence, which I think there is.”
“I would like to see the Justice Department investigate any credible allegation of criminal activity on the part of Donald Trump…There are certain actions, parts of these different lines of effort to overturn the election that I don’t see evidence the Justice Department is investigating.”