In an attempt to make a political comeback, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is launching an organization to do polling, spin and consulting to link the midterms to the possibility that President Donald Trump will be impeached.
According to a Wednesday Politico report, the operation to help Republicans hold the House is 25-people strong and called Citizens for the American Republic.
Part of the effort is the production of Bannon’s new documentary, “Trump@War,” which paints Trump as a populist hero leading his followers to dodge physical and verbal attacks from the liberal establishment. Per Politico, the film will be released on the two-year anniversary of Hillary Clinton’s infamous “deplorables” remark.
“It’s very simple to me. This is a referendum on Trump, up-or-down vote on impeachment,” Bannon told Politico. “This other side, they’re very motivated—and they’re motivated for one thing: They want to impeach Donald Trump.”
He added that he’s hoping for a “civil war” within the Democratic party, should a blue wave fail to materialize in the fall.