Steve Bannon to Sean Hannity: ‘We Started a Civil War…Against the Republican Establishment’


Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is back as executive chairman at Breitbart. And lest you think Bannon has been changed somehow by his time in the West Wing, the Breitbart head is making it clear that he’s not Breitbart in name only.

In an interview with Sean Hannity on Wednesday, Bannon — while talking about the internal strife in the Democratic party over former DNC chair Donna Brazile‘s new book — said that what is happening on the left is beginning to resemble what has happened on the right for nearly the past decade.

“We started a civil war — and Sean, you’ve been kind of part of this for, really, the last eight or nine years against the Republican establishment,” Bannon said. “That’s how Eric Cantor got blown out as a Republican leader. That’s how John Boehner got sent home. That’s how so many seats were won at the congressional level, in the House, in Congress by conservatives. The conservative movement has really been at war with the Republican establishment in this kind of internal civil war for many years.”

Bannon seldom, if ever, holds back. But to hear him talk in such stark terms about a party divided is still shocking.

The Breitbart chief’s interview with Hannity continued for another segment, during which he singled out his next target in the Republican establishment. We’ll be posting about that shortly.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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