On Sunday, Politico's Alex Isenstadt reported that President Trump's former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, is leading an effort to remove a number of sitting senators in the 2018 election. Notably, the politicians he's targeting aren't Democrats. They're Republicans, and his plan is to take them out during the primaries, and replace them with candidates perceived to be more loyal to the Trump agenda (whatever that happens to be on any given day). Right-leaning hedge-fund tycoon and mega-donor, Robert Mercer, is said to be on-board with the operation, and is prepared to invest millions of dollars in attacking Republican incumbents.
Subscribe to Bernard Goldberg's Commentary to keep reading this post and get 7 days of free access to the full post archives.