On Wednesday’s “New Day” on CNN, Representative Peter King (R-NY) stated Breitbart Executive Chairman and former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon “does not belong on the national stage. He looks like some disheveled drunk that wandered onto the political stage.” .breitbart.com reports.
“King said, “I was even raising this, not even as much as a political issue, almost as a moral issue. This guy does not belong on the national stage. He looks like some disheveled drunk that wandered onto the political stage. He does not represent anything I stand for. I consider myself a conservative Republican. I consider myself an Irish Catholic, and he sort of parades himself out there, with his weird alt-right views that he has, and to me, it’s demeaning the whole governmental and political process. This summer, I called on the president to fire him from the White House. And I think last night in Alabama was not just a political statement, that was really just a revulsion by people at his style, at his type of divisive views, which, whether they’re political or governmental, whether he was involved in the White House, trying to undercut the president on his foreign policy, whether he makes — he encourages racial division. This is not the type of person we need in politics. And last night’s election was a manifestation of the revulsion by the American people,” Breitbart reported.
Peter Thomas King is an American politician and current U.S. Representative for New York’s 2nd congressional district. He also said Wednesday the Republican Party should dump Steve Bannon in the wake of a loss in the U.S. Senate race in Alabama, underscoring a continuing divide between party traditionalists and populists.
This summer Steve Bannon’s exit from the White House drew an immediate backlash from his allies in the party’s populist wing, who fear their agenda is becoming sidelined within the Trump administration.
“I don’t have any longer the expectations that Trump even can keep the rest of his promises,” Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, told NBC News on Friday after the announcement that the chief strategist would be leaving the administration.
The uproar threatens to divide Trump’s supporters during the most difficult stretch of his presidency yet and before a critical legislative push next month in which Congress must raise the debt ceiling, pass a budget, and make headway on tax reform, according to an August 19, 2017, NBC report.
OUR FREE OPINION
The prediction by Steve King never materialized—he was wrong. The comments by Peter King are childish. Steve Bannon chooses to dress in para-military gear mostly because of his prior military service and respect for the armed services. Peter King looks like he has tipped a few in his day—pot calling the kettle black? We think so.
We also believe that the Senate race in Alabama was not a populist versus traditionalist campaign– Moore was fatally injured by his alleged conduct, and that is the main reason he lost– period. Trump’s populist position is alive-and-well in Alabama. Steve Bannon is an effective and intelligent man who should remain on the political scene.