Steve Bannon has been sentenced to four months in jail for refusing to comply with a congressional subpoena. His prison sentence is about two and a half terms of Liz Truss being prime minister (yes, that was a cartoon idea but I had already done enough on her). Bannon is allowed to appeal, but he gets to roam free and keep gooning while that process plays out. In fact, gooning is exactly what he did on the sidewalk outside the courthouse.
He said, “On November 8, there’s going to (be) judgment on the illegitimate Biden regime. And quite frankly, Nancy Pelosi and the entire committee.” He added that voters will be “weighing and measuring” the actions of the FBI as well as the congressional investigation into January 6.
Bannon is a white nationalist champion of the deep-state conspiracy theory. He’s unapologetic for being a fascist fuck and violating the law, believing he’s above it.
He had no right to defy a congressional subpoena. There is no executive privilege since he wasn’t working for the White House for the period the January 6 Committee wants to ask him about. He’s not a lawyer so he can’t claim attorney-client privilege. All he’s claiming is a privilege. He believes it’s his white privilege not to comply with a congressional subpoena. And he’s been given a privilege by not being ordered to go to jail immediately.
He also says voters will be “weighing and measuring” the actions of the FBI in November. This is some real gaslighting. The FBI did its job. Donald Trump was given the privilege to comply with the National Archives’ request and the Department of Justice’s demands that he return files. He kept lying, evading, and obstructing justice. Is the government supposed to let Trump steal classified documents and store them in the basement of his country club? Also, the FBI is NOT on the ballot.
Bannon claimed the Biden administration is illegitimate. That is false. President Joe Biden was elected by a majority of American voters and he won the Electoral College. It’s also a lie to say the committee or Speaker Pelosi aren’t legitimate. But I guess if you’re a fascist, you believe elections aren’t legitimate. In Bannon’s view, the only people who should hold power in this country are those who steal elections, not those elected by the people.
Bannon was also fined $200,000, but that’s nothing to him. He’s already fundraising off this, playing the white victim persecuted by the “deep state.” Fundraising is part of what Bannon did to be convicted in the past, for which Trump gave him a pardon.
Steve Bannon is a lying corrupt racist yet his supporters can’t see it…or they refuse to see it. You have to have some very low standards and fucked-up values to believe in Steve Bannon. In fact, you have to be a white supremacist to cry for Steve Bannon. He will lose his appeal, go to prison, and probably join a prison gang of Aryans. He might enjoy prison.
Bannon is going to prison to build his street cred with MAGA, and in a way, he’s going to prison for Donald Trump. I’m waiting for the day when Donald Trump goes to prison for Trump.
Creative Note: This idea has been used before in cartoons, so much so that I don’t think anyone can claim it. It’s kinda like the coat hanger on the top of the Supreme Court building cartoon that a thousand cartoonists have done. But I thought this cake/file cartoon was very appropriate for the subjects of Trump stealing classified files and Bannon needing a cake with a file in it.
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