Darren Bailey-Supporter Steve Bannon Found Guilty of Contempt of Congress
In May, Darren Bailey proudly clinched former Trump strategist Steve Bannon’s endorsement, solidifying his ties to MAGA world.
Today, after a week-long trial, Bannon was found guilty on two counts of contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena from the House committee investigating the violent January 6th insurrection. The charges carry a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 days each and up to two years behind bars.
What say you, Darren Bailey?
This isn’t the first time Bailey has stayed silent on January 6th. When asked whether he thought President Trump did anything wrong on the 6th, he desperately pivoted, saying: “I’m going to be perfectly honest with you — I’ve been so focused on the state of Illinois and I will remain focused on the state of Illinois.”
Bailey’s employing the trusty duck-and-dodge because he has lots to hide — namely, his long record of pushing the Big Lie and his ties to the violent insurrection.
He perpetuated ultra-MAGA voter fraud conspiracy theories following the 2020 election. He happily accepted millions from billionaire Dick Uihlein, the same man who threw millions at the ultra-conservative ‘Patriots’ group that helped organize the rally leading to the violent insurrection. And finally, an activist deeply involved in Bailey’s own campaign was charged for storming the Capitol as part of the insurrection.
Does Darren Bailey continue to stand with now-criminal Steve Bannon and others who enabled the January 6th insurrection? Or will he condemn the violent attack on our democracy that claimed the lives of law enforcement officers?
“January 6th remains one of the darkest days in our nation’s history. Illinois voters deserve to know where Darren Bailey stands on the violent insurrection, and on his endorsement from now-criminal Steve Bannon,” said DGA Illinois Press Secretary Yael Sheinfeld. “Bailey can’t avoid this forever. It’s time for him to face the music and come clean.”