Bannon Predicts GOP ‘Civil War’ Over DACA Could Lead to Democrats Winning Congress
As his interview with 60 Minutes continued, Steve Bannon voiced concern about President Trump‘s decision to not immediately rescind the DACA program.
The president has given Congress six months to decide on a legislative solution for DREAMers, and Trump offered reassurance on Twitter to people who benefit from the program. As Charlie Rose noted, Bannon would’ve preferred that the Obama-era protection were immediately abolished.
“I’m worried about losing the House now because of DACA,” said Bannon. “My fear is that with this six months down range…if this goes all the way down to its logical conclusion, in February and March, it will be a civil war inside the Republican Party that will be every bit as vitriolic as 2013.”
Bannon wouldn’t say if Trump made the wrong decision, but he did say the president has to focus on American citizens more. When asked what will happen for people when and if their protection expires, Bannon says he expects them to self-deport.
“There’s no path to citizenship, no path to a green card, and no amnesty. Amnesty is non-negotiable.”
Bannon defended his view while touting his perspective on American economic “nationalism.”
Watch above, via CBS.
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