“Why not, instead of waiting for 2024, and I’m hoping you’ll run in 2024, but why not run in 2022 for the United States Congress?
“A House seat in Florida. Win big. Lead us to a dramatic landslide victory. Take the House by 50 seats.
“Then you become the Speaker of the House, lead the impeachment of Biden and start criminal investigations against Biden.
“You’ll wipe him out for this last two years.” – Far-right radio host Wayne Allyn Root, interviewing Trump yesterday.
Trump replied, “That’s so interesting. You know, it’s very interesting. People have said ‘run for the Senate’ but you know what? Your idea might be better.”
Steve Bannon has been floating this plan for months.
Bannon, who promoted the unsubstantiated allegations of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election and claimed that Trump won, said his strategy is for Trump to run for Congress in 2022 and say he’s running for speaker of the House.
“We totally get rid of Nancy Pelosi, and the first act of President Trump as speaker will be to impeach Joe Biden for his illegitimate activities of stealing the presidency,” Bannon said, leading to applause and hollers from the Boston Republicans.
Right-wing commentator Wayne Allyn Root urged Trump to run for a House seat, become Speaker of the House, and then launch criminal investigations into Biden and impeach him. Trump was intrigued: “It’s very interesting.” pic.twitter.com/5ECkSABDbi
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) June 4, 2021
RELATED: Wayne Allyn Root, who was banned by Twitter earlier this year, last appeared on JMG in March 2020 when the New York Attorney General sent him a cease-a-desist letter for promoting a fake coronavirus cure.
Root served as the warmup act at several Trump rallies in 2016. At one of those rallies his encouraged the audience to fantasize about Hillary Clinton dying in a car crash “Thelma & Louise-style.”
He’s also promoted all the usual far-right bullshit about Seth Rich, the Charlottesville Nazi rally, and mass shootings.
He first appeared on JMG in 2012 as one of the leading proponents of racist birther claims about Barack Obama, seguing later into claims that Obama is secretly gay and never attended Columbia University.
In 2008, he was the Libertarian Party’s candidate for vice president, earning 523,000 votes on the ticket headed by former GOP Rep. Bob Barr.