Bannon in town to boost GOP base

Posted at 11:29 PM, Oct 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-25 14:06:41-04

Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon was candid and confident during our sit-down interview Wednesday.

He said this election is a do-over for democrats. “This is a referendum on Pres. Trump. It's an up or down vote. They'll grind his legislative program to a halt.”

Reporter, Ali Touhey: Have you ever met Rep. Chris Collins before?

Bannon: Never.

Touhey: He's under federal indictment.

Bannon: Sure.

Touhey: Which is one reason why this race is tightening.

Bannon: Yep.

Touhey: How can you suggest that voters vote for him given what he's facing?

Bannon: People must weigh and measure that. You've got to comfortable when you vote. So, you must weigh and measure all those factors.

Bannon didn’t mention Collins once during his speech in front of several hundred supporters at the Jamison Road Fire Hall. Instead, he emphasized the importance of supporting those who support the president.

“If you support the Trump program, you've got to look at the candidates that are going to support it. I realize there's special circumstances here, and republicans are going to have to weigh and measure that," he said.