Are Steve Bannon and MTG On the Outs?
In the wooly world of right-wing infotainment, you’d be hard-pressed to find two more natural fellow-travelers than Steve Bannon, the Breitbart editor turned Trump administration adviser turned populist podcast oracle, and Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. The firebrand freshman lawmaker has long been a regular guest on Bannon’s popular podcast War Room; she made seven appearances on the program in the first two months of 2022.
When Bannon was arrested last November and charged with contempt of Congress for refusing to testify before the House Committee investigating the January 6 riot, Greene rallied to his defense on Newsmax: “I am Team Bannon all the way, and I’m just so proud of Steve for handling what happened to him today.”
In a February 18 appearance, Greene had a special announcement to make with Bannon: She would be hosting a “massive rally” in Georgia on March 5, and Bannon would be taping his show live from there. “Steve, I’m so happy you’re coming—people around here are so excited,” Greene said. “They love you, they watch War Room, and I’m just honored that you’re gonna be able to make it.”
“We’re taking the show on the road this year,” Bannon replied, “and there’s no better place to kick off than the railhead of the populist nationalist movement, the firebrand Marjorie Taylor Greene, this incredible rally.”