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‘A Disgrace to Our Country’: Marjorie Taylor Greene Erupts Over Steve Bannon’s Imprisonment

By Jake Beardslee · July 1, 2024

Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia has voiced strong opposition to the imprisonment of Steve Bannon, a former advisor to President Donald Trump. Bannon surrendered himself to federal authorities on Monday to begin a four-month sentence for contempt of Congress, according to The Associated Press.  Jack Gruber / USA TODAY NETWORK

Steve Bannon, a long-time ally of former President Donald Trump, was convicted on contempt charges for defying a subpoena related to the congressional investigation of the January 6th U.S. Capitol attack.  The Arizona Republic-USA TODAY NETWORK

The Bureau of Prisons confirmed that Bannon arrived at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut, around noon and was officially taken into federal custody, The AP reported.  Jack Gruber-USA TODAY

Before entering the facility, Bannon addressed reporters, referring to himself as a "political prisoner" and claiming that former President Trump was "very supportive" of him. He also criticized Democrats and Attorney General Merrick Garland, stating, "I am proud of going to prison," and adding that he was "standing up to the Garland corrupt DOJ."  Jack Gruber / USA TODAY NETWORK

In a recent post on X, Greene expressed her outrage at the situation. She wrote: "While Republicans want to turn on cruise control and coast to November, the Biden regime is putting patriotic Americans in prison, and turning a blind eye to government weaponization. Tomorrow, Steve Bannon will report to federal prison. This is a DISGRACE to our country, and an affront to the principles of justice it was founded upon."  @mtgreenee / X

Greene continued, stating: "Republican voters need to fight harder than ever: this election is not over."  Jack Gruber, Jack Gruber / USA TODAY NETWORK

The congresswoman's support for Bannon extended beyond social media. A small group of supporters, including Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene from Georgia, gathered outside the prison to show their support. The scene became chaotic as protesters and supporters clashed, with some chanting "USA!" while others shouted, "Lock him up!" and "traitor!"  Nathan J Fish/Sun-News via Imagn Content Services, LLC

In her X post, Greene also included a clip of herself on Bannon's "War Room" podcast, where she claimed that the January 6th committee, which issued the subpoena Bannon defied, was "illegitimate."  Jack Gruber-USA TODAY