Bannon warns GOP establishment: ‘Your day of reckoning is coming’

Bannon warns GOP establishment: ‘Your day of reckoning is coming’
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Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon reportedly said during a Monday night rally in Alabama that the Republican establishment faces a "day of reckoning."

“For Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate approves .3 trillion spending bill, sending to Trump GOP senator threatened to hold up bill over provision to honor late political rival: report Paul: Shutting down government not my goal MORE and Ward Baker and Karl Rove and Steven Law — all the instruments that tried to destroy Judge Moore and his family — your day of reckoning is coming,” Bannon told the crowd, according to Politico.

Bannon made the remarks at a rally for former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who on Tuesday faces off against Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeMississippi is new headache for GOP in the South McDaniel makes GOP Senate challenge official in Miss. The Trump Presidency: Year One MORE (R-Ala.) in the GOP Senate primary runoff.

Bannon was referring to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), former senior adviser to President George W. Bush Karl Rove, former National Republican Senatorial Committee Executive Director Ward Baker, and Senate Leadership Fund President Steven Law.

“But more important, for the donors who put up the [campaign] money and the corporatists that put up the money, your day of reckoning is coming, too.”

President Trump campaigned for Strange Friday night in Huntsville, Ala. The alliance has put the president at odds with one of his former top advisers as well as his base of supporters.

Trump endorsed Strange in August before the Republican primary, a move that united him with Senate Republican leadership.

The winner of Tuesday’s runoff will head to the December general election to defend the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsFeinstein, Harris call for probe of ICE after employee resigns House Judiciary chair subpoenas DOJ for FBI documents Sen. Gardner won’t let Jeff Sessions tread on Colorado’s cannabis boom MORE.