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Gingrich: Bannon's Strategy to Unseat Republicans 'Wrong'

Gingrich: Bannon's Strategy to Unseat Republicans 'Wrong'
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By    |   Monday, 16 October 2017 09:12 PM

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Monday told Fox News that Steve Bannon has the “wrong strategy” in targeting Republican Senators who pose a threat to President Donald Trump’s agenda.

Bannon, Trump’s former White House chief strategist, is promoting a field of primary challengers to take on Republicans in Congress in 2018. He thinks Sen. Mitch McConnell, and to a degree, Rep. Paul Ryan, were part of the "Republican establishment" nullifying the 2016 presidential election.

"They do not want Donald Trump's populist, economic nationalist agenda to be implemented. It's very obvious. It's obvious as – it's obvious as the – it's obvious as night follows day is what they're trying to do," Bannon said in mid-September on CBS's "60 Minutes."

“I think that it is exactly the wrong strategy,” Gingrich told Martha MacCallum. “The fact is, the 48 Democrats consistently vote ‘no.’ There are ten Democrats up for election next year in states Trump carried, six of them he carried by large margins. If Steve Bannon would focus his energy, his drive and his fundraising on beating those six Democrats we would virtually get everything in the Senate.”

“My whole career,” Gingrich continued, “has been spent focused on how do I elect more Republicans, not how do I cannibalize Republicans.”

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Monday told Fox News that Steve Bannon has the "wrong strategy" in targeting Republican Senators who pose a threat to President Donald Trump's agenda.
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