Things have never been really good between President Trump and Republican party. Even during his campaign, Trump never got support from fellow Republicans and that is why he has called them out several times.
Not all Republicans, but certain GOP senators still disagree with the President on many things. But, it look like their days might be numbered. Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon revealed his plan to fights against a number of Republican senators, reports Federalist Nation.
Bannon will be challenging Alabama Sen. Luther Strange, Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, Nevada Sen. Dean Heller and Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker. However, this is still speculation and hasn’t been confirmed.
Trump hasn’t been afraid to attack these senators on Twitter, but that doesn’t mean the Trump administration has taken any official stance on primaries. At the moment, the President is working on passing the Obamacare bill.
The Hill noted that this isn’t the first time something like this happens. Breitbart backed a series of “insurgent” candidates who ran against sitting Republican senators in 2014.
This Sunday, Bannon did an interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes” and the CNN reported that during the interview, he didn’t pull any punches attacking the Republican leadership for failing to support Trump’s agenda. He said:
“They’re going to be held accountable if they do not support the president of the United States. Right now, there’s no accountability. … They do not support the president’s program. It’s an open secret on Capitol Hill. Everybody in this city knows it.”
The next couple of months will be key to determining if Trump ends up supporting primary challengers to any of these senators. If some of the legislation are passed, than Trump might change his mind about starting to challenge members of his own party.
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