Wagner Gets Bannon Nod in Gubernatorial Run
According to the Associated Press, urged the crowd at the event to support Wagner’s run for Governor.
“Conservatives could start ‘taking’ the country back in Tuesday’s U.S. Senate GOP primary in Alabama — where Bannon and Trump campaigned for different candidates — and ‘when Scott Wagner runs in Pennsylvania,’ Bannon told the gathering,” the AP wrote.
Wagner was a Trump supporter during the 2016 election, hosting now Vice-President Mike Pence at his recycling plant in York for a campaign rally.
Update: While Bannon had kind words to day about Wagner, he did not endorse Wagner’s run for Governor.
During the event, Wagner characterized Harrisburg a a “real swamp.”
“Tomorrow in Pennsylvania the gloves are coming off and the message is, ‘the hardworking Pennsylvanians, you’re being shafted by the corruption in Harrisburg, OK? Career politicians, Democrat and Republican. But I now see firsthand serving in the Senate. … We now have a veto-proof majority, we went to 34. I watched Republican leaders giving our governor a free pass and you know what? Enough is enough,” Wagner said according to the AP.
The Pennsylvania Democratic Party was quick to jump on the news, branding Wagner as an extremist.
“Wagner and Bannon must have spent their private time together bonding over their anti-semitic and white nationalist views and love of Donald Trump. They likely also discussed their desire to strip health insurance from millions and to take away a woman’s right to make decisions about her own health care. Right wing Scott Wagner’s endorsement by Steve Bannon prove that he is far too extreme for Pennsylvanians,” Democratic Party Communications Director Beth Melena said.