The republican establishment is running scared at this point, and with good reason.
Donald Trump’s ascension to the highest office in the land has signaled the death of the GOP as we knew it. Big, corporate fat cats no longer have the sway that they once had as the American people are finally able to reject the Washington establishment’s stranglehold on American politics thanks to the unconventional Commander in Chief. Elitist footholds such as Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan are beginning to realize just how under the President’s thumb they really are, finally acquiescing to the will of the American people in changing the D.C. status quo.
But not everyone is on board with this wholesale evolution of U.S. politics, including former staff members of the aforementioned head republicans.
This has caused many an establishment shill to lash out at Donald Trump and the conservative minds that he has surrounded himself with, including Breitbart editor and former White House staffer Steve Bannon.
“Mitch McConnell’s former chief of staff Josh Holmes grew increasingly desperate to stop the rising wave of populist candidates challenging the Senate Republican leadership by calling former White House chief strategist and Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon a ‘white supremacist.’
“Holmes said, ‘In 2018 we ought to revisit this question and find out if these people are still happy to be associated with Bannon. When you’re facing voters, I’d take one of the most successful majority leaders in history over a white supremacist any day.’
“Holmes’ and the establishment Republicans’ influence in the 2018 Senate election continues to fade. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, whom Holmes’ labeled as their first choice for the 2018 midterm election, refuses to endorse Mitch McConnell for majority leader.”
Bannon, who has openly advocated for an all-out war on the GOP establishment, has become somewhat of a folk hero among Trump devotees thanks to his unwavering belief in the power of the American people, and his disdain for the bloated and corrupt government under which we live.
As Trump continues to dismantle and decimate the status quo of Washington D.C., sentiments such as Holmes’ will likely find the former chief of staff in a lonely, unenviable position. The next evolution of American government is coming, and Holmes will certainly be on the sidelines when it arrives.