Steve Bannon claims Jan 6 committee canceled hearing because his rating was ‘stinky’

ex trump white House Chief strategist Steve Bannon rejoiced at the MAGA election victory and blasted the House 6th Committee on the stairs of a federal court on Wednesday while his lawyers tried to dismiss the contempt charge. Argued that could have put him in jail.

Bannon took a dig at the House panel, which announced yesterday that it has canceled a hearing scheduled for Wednesday to focus on a conflict inside the Trump Justice Department.

The next hearing will take place on Thursday after an unexplained delay.

‘Look, I want to commend the J6 committee for being canceled today. You know why? Their ratings stink and they can’t compete with Bannon’s lawsuit,’ he quipped.

‘ So they canceled. You know who says that? The people of the Rio Grande Valley, the Hispanic Americans who blew up the Democratic Party last night,’ he said.

Bannon’s lawyers were in court to ask a judge to dismiss a federal indictment charged with criminal contempt.

He was representing Republican Myra Flores’ victory in a special election to fill a seat long held by Democrats.

“This seat has been a Democratic seat since the Civil War since Reconstruction, which the Democratic Party lost last night,” he said.

Nearly 20 million people watched the panel’s prime-time hearing on Thursday, according to Nielsen Ratings, while another 10 million watched Monday’s hearing for the day.

The 20 million figure was the equivalent of a Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearing while he is being charged with assault by Christine Blasey Ford, and surpassed Trump’s impeachment hearing.

Shortly after Bannon issued his defiant statement, DC District Court Judge Carl Nichols dismissed his attorney’s plea to have the case dismissed.

The court cannot conclude as a matter of law” that the committee was improperly constituted, nor is Bannon correct to argue that the summons was not properly served and that the indictment is invalid, Nicholas on Wednesday withdrew Bannon’s claims on immunity and privileges.

“The court cannot conclude as a matter of law that the committee was constituted illegally,” he said, dismissing Bannon’s legal case against the legitimacy of the committee, which was formed by a Democratic majority. .

Monday's hearing of the House January 6 committee drew nearly 10 million spectators.  Bannon blasts panel and predicts 100-seat GOP advantage in the House

Monday’s hearing of the House January 6 committee drew nearly 10 million spectators. Bannon blasts panel and predicts 100-seat GOP advantage in the House

Bannon faces up to a year in prison if convicted of contempt charges for refusing to comply with congressional summons

Bannon faces up to a year in prison if convicted of contempt charges for refusing to comply with congressional summons

Bannon attacked the 'J6 committee', referencing the January 6 committee, where Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) is vice president.

Bannon attacked the ‘J6 committee’, referencing the January 6 committee, where Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) is vice president.

Trump's former campaign manager Bill Stepian at a previous hearing said he was part of 'Team Normal' and did not believe Trump's claims of fraud

Trump’s former campaign manager Bill Stepian at a previous hearing said he was part of ‘Team Normal’ and did not believe Trump’s claims of fraud

Committee released video described as 'surveillance tour' organized by Georgia Representative Barry Loudermilk (R)

Committee released video described as ‘surveillance tour’ organized by Georgia Representative Barry Loudermilk (R)

Republican Myra Flores (pictured while hugging a supporter in San Benito, Texas on Tuesday before the results were announced) defeated Democrats in a primary election in Texas to become the first Mexican-born congressman to serve in the House of History last night. Created.

Republican Myra Flores (pictured while hugging a supporter in San Benito, Texas on Tuesday before the results were announced) defeated Democrats in a primary election in Texas to become the first Mexican-born congressman to serve in the House of History last night. Created.

Bannon also praised MAGA candidate Jim Merchant’s victory in the Nevada Secretary of State race. He sued after his loss in another race in 2020, despite being below 5 percent of the vote, and also denied Joe Biden’s victory over Trump that year.

A victory in November would give him control of an office overseeing the fair enforcement of elections.

‘He had a great victory in the first. The J6 Committee on MAGA March is completely irrelevant,’ Bannon said.

He also responded to a reporter’s question whether he saw the US as an ‘autocratic-type of MAGA-ruled government’, and said the gains would be made democratically.

‘We’re going to win at the ballot box. We’re going to take a blow. We are about to do 100 seat pickup [in the House] This November,’ he said.

‘We believe in the ballot box. We believe in fair and free and transparent elections. And we are winning everywhere,’ he said.

As Bannon spoke, a protester was holding a sign that read ‘Failed Coup’.

His attack on the committee comes days after Trump’s former top officials testified saying his claims of election fraud were false. In it, former Attorney General Bill Barr testified that he told Trump the claims were ‘bull****’ and pushback from his former campaign manager Bill Stepian.

Former Trump campaign spokesman Jason Miller testified that former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, who touted claims of fraud and prompted Trump to declare victory, was ‘drunk’ at an election night event. Giuliani denied the allegation.

Bannon’s lawyers were in court to ask a judge to dismiss a federal indictment charged with criminal contempt.

In the race Bannon highlighted, Republican Myra Flores became the first Mexican-born congresswoman elected to the House, defeating a Democrat in a special election in Texas.

He won the special election to end the term of former Democratic Rep. Philemon Vela, who resigned this year to become a lobbyist.

Flores, a GOP organizer who is the daughter of migrant workers and a respiratory care practitioner, will be in the seat for several months to make the district more friendly to Democrats.

But his victory in the heavily Hispanic Rio Grande Valley is a bad omen.