As in, he has turned himself in to face his criminal contempt charges:
Steve Bannon, a former adviser to former President Donald Trump, turned himself in to the FBI Monday morning after being indicted on criminal contempt charges for refusing to cooperate with the House committee investigating January 6.
Bannon arrived at the FBI Washington field office in a black SUV shortly before 9:40 a.m. He was met by a swarm of media and was defiant when addressing TV cameras outside the building, saying, “We’re taking down the Biden regime.”
Bannon, 67, was charged last week with one count related to his refusal to appear for a deposition and another related to his refusal to produce documents to the House committee investigating January 6. Each count carries a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of one year in jail, the Department of Justice said.
He is expected to appear in court Monday afternoon. The case has been referred to District Judge Carl Nichols, who was appointed by Trump.
Expect a circus this afternoon.
I know some people who dislike Bannon and worry that this makes him a martyr. It does so only in the context of a Republican party that cheers lawbreaking and lawlessness.
Anyway, what is the alternative? Let him thumb his nose at the committee and get away with it?
No. This is necessary. If that makes him a martyr, it only helps illustrate the values of the Republican party — like this tweet from Ted Cruz:
Yes. It’s called the Democratic primary. https://t.co/q31fFvQZOp
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 13, 2021
As someone noted:
The only thing Cheney deviates on from the mainline GOP is Trump, 1/6, and the legitimacy of the 2020 election. What is Cruz insinuating by saying she should be running in a Democratic presidential primary? https://t.co/4GAgXEn6it
— seanfucious 🦃 (@Seanfucious) November 13, 2021
They are All In on blocking any investigation of January 6. Why is that, do you think?