Steve Bannon, once former President Donald Trump’s chief strategist, has placed himself on a path to now be his chief martyr.
On Tuesday evening, the special congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection voted to find Bannon “in contempt of Congress” for refusing to answer questions or deliver documents, as the panel seeks to examine his role in organizing and inspiring the violent assault on the Capitol.
“It’s a shame that Mr. Bannon has put us in this position, but we won’t take no for an answer,” said the chair of the investigative committee, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, (D-MS). “Mr. Bannon will comply with our investigation, or he will face the consequences. Maybe he’s willing to be a martyr to a disgraceful cause of whitewashing what happened on Jan. 6.”