Breitbart chief and former White House strategist Steve Bannon repeatedly blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) at the Values Voters Summit in Washington, DC.
“Now the AP story today…talks about Bannon enlists the value voters in his war against the Republican strategist,” Bannon said to cheers. “This is not my war, this is our war and y’all didn’t start it, the establishment started it. But I will tell you one thing, you all are going to finish it.”
Bannon claimed that in the Alabama senate primary, the Republican establishment “as personified by Mitch McConnell” raised over $30 million dollars to go after Roy Moore. Despite the spending and the endorsement of Republican President Donald Trump, Moore won the Republican primary.
“In Alabama, you folks were able to turn the tables. You took Mitch McConnell’s money and you took it from his biggest asset to his biggest liability. The more money they spend, the fewer votes they get.”
Bannon then wonder if Sen. McConnell was watching the Values Voters Summit on TV.
“Up on Capitol Hill, because I’ve been getting calls, it’s like before the ides of March,” Bannon said, disclaiming that his remarks were only an analogy or a metaphor.
“Their just looking to find out, who’s going to be Brutus to your Julius Caesar,” Bannon stated.
In the William Shakeseare play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, a soothsayer warns Caesar to “beware the ides of March.” Caesar is killed after ignoring the advice. “Then fall, Caesar!” is shouted by Brutus as he delivers the death blow.
“Yeah Mitch, the donors are not happy, they’ve all left you,” Bannon claimed. “We’ve cut your oxygen off Mitch. Money is not courageous, but money is smart.”
Watch former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon at the Values Voters Summit: