On Nov. 6, former political strategist to President Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, posted a video from his online show, “War Room: Pandemic.” He envisioned the political assassination of Dr. Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Christopher A. Wray.
“I’d actually like to go back to the old time of Tudor England. I’d put the heads on pikes, right? I’d put them at the two corners of the White House as a warning to federal bureaucrats: You either get with the program or you’re gone.”
Twitter has since banned his account. His lawyer, William Burke, has also dropped him as a client. The high-profile Republican lawyer was representing Bannon after he was indicted on conspiracy wire fraud and conspiracy money laundering charges.
While I tend to find Twitter inhibitive of free speech, unless it passes the “woke” test, I applaud their decisive actions in shutting down violent and hateful rhetoric. Language like this has no place within civil society.
Now that the results have shown the American public favored President-elect Joseph Biden over Trump, it is time for Bannon to accept that elections have consequences.
The people have spoken.
On Nov. 5, Donald Trump Jr. called for his father to go to “total war” if the outcome of the election was not in his favor.
They seem to believe that in order to save the country, it must be destroyed.
Bannon oddly invokes Tudor England’s violent methods for dealing with politically difficult figures.
Perhaps Bannon needs to be reminded that the United States of America was formed when Colonists revolted against British royalty.
Does Bannon care that the man he helped to become the president is actively destroying the country?
Does it bother him that Trump could not condemn the Proud Boys, a far-right group?
“Proud Boys, stand back and stand by,” Trump said at the first presidential debate.
Does it bother Bannon that the man he helped become President of the United States promoted xenophobia – “China Virus” – instead of placing blame solely on President Xi Jinping and the Communist Party of China?
Does it bother him that Trump outsourced his brand of clothing to be manufactured in China?
Trump’s economic nationalism gets a little wobbly when he wants to pay less.
Does it bother Bannon that the man he helped become the 45th President of the United States responded to sexual assault allegations from E. Jean Carroll by saying, “No. 1, she’s not my type. No. 2, it never happened. It never happened, OK?”
Clearly, neither of them has their priorities straight, which is why the American people chose Biden.
The people have voted, and they do not want the United States to be Steve Bannon’s war room.
The democratic process has worked. We the people want a president and not a king.