Bannon’s Imprisonment Won’t Silence Him, Says Daughter

( – Right-wing podcaster Steve Bannon surrendered to authorities on July 1 to begin serving his four-month sentence on two counts of contempt of Congress for defying subpoenas from the January 6 select committee after the Supreme Court rejected his last-minute attempt to remain free.

The former Trump advisor, who was fired from the White House in 2017, arrived at the Danbury, Connecticut Federal Correctional Institution around noon on Monday, July 1, and was taken into custody, according to the US Bureau of Prisons.

Bannon told reporters when he arrived that he was “proud” to go to prison for “standing up to the Garland corrupt DOJ.” He described himself as a “political prisoner” and said that Donald Trump had been “very supportive.”

Awaiting Bannon’s arrival in Danbury was a small group of Trump supporters who cheered as the podcaster, accompanied by Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, spoke to reporters.

The small group of anti-Trump protesters who also showed up shouted that Bannon was a “traitor” and chanted “Lock him up.”

The Trump supporters tried to shout down the protesters with chants of “USA” as police stopped traffic to allow the SUV carrying Bannon to leave the church parking lot where the press conference was held.

Bannon was allowed to remain free for nearly two years as he appealed his conviction and sentence. However, in early June, a judge ordered him to report to prison by July 1 after the Washington DC Court of Appeals upheld his conviction.

On June 20, a federal appeals court rejected Bannon’s attempt to avoid the July 1 deadline prompting his attorneys to file an emergency appeal with the Supreme Court. However, on June 28, the justices declined to intervene.

In a July 2 interview on “Just the News, No Noise,” Bannon’s daughter Maureen vowed that prison would not silence her father.

Maureen Bannon insisted that her father’s popular “War Room” podcast would continue to air in his absence and that even for the four months Bannon is in prison, “his voice will get louder.”

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