The January 6th committee says it will move forward to hold Trump advisor Steve Bannon in contempt, but any move to subpoena the former President's advisor could create a boomerang effect for the Democrat party.
Speaking on the WOR 710AM Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning program, ABC News political director Rick Klein used the 2022 election as a caveat for Democraticparty’sattempt to issue subpoenas. "Republicans are more likely than not to take back the House a year from now,” said Klein.“That would set a precedent where, suddenly,[the GOP is]subpoenaing anything and anyone related to Biden. What comes around goes around, maybe in a year, or fourteen months."
Even if the House does issue a subpoena, Klein stressed that Bannon "can run out the clock on Congress just by refusing[to testify]. It puts Democrats in a tough spot because I don't think there's a real way to force Bannon there."
Klein also weighed in on the Virginia gubernatorial race, which he called "the biggest bellwether" of the 2021 election cycle. Governor Ralph Northam is term-limited, so that race pits former DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe against GOP nominee Glenn Youngkin. McAuliffe was governor from 2014-2018, but it's not a slam-dunk that he'll win another term in the blue state. "The fact of the matter is, they're not where they need to be in terms of putting the election away and the motivation is on the other side,"said Klein.
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