Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives voted to find Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress. The vote 229 to 202, mostly along party lines, came after Mr. Bannon refused to comply with a subpoena from the House select committee investigating the assault on the Capitol. Our local Congressman voted against declaring Bannon in contempt.
Daniel Webster is a weak congressman. Not only because Donald Trump has “gaslighted” him over the Big Lie, but also because of his dismal voting record and inability to make himself available to his constituents.
Despite his long time in Congress, he has introduced and cosponsored the fewest bills of anyone in the Florida Delegation. Trump has gaslighted him. Notwithstanding the courts, the various Secretaries of State, and just common sense, Webster thinks Biden stole the election. Congress wants to talk to Bannon and find out what he knows about the insurrection. Unfortunately, Bannon seems to believe he is protected by Executive Privilege. Since Bannon did not work for the President at that time, he isn't.
If Bannon won't talk to Congress, is it because he has something to hide? Webster is complacent in encouraging the Big Lie. He is attempting to protect Trump by allowing Bannon to avoid Congress. The Constitution gives Congress oversight duty. Webster thinks Trump and Bannon are more important than the Constitution. They are not, and we need to hold them all accountable.