Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida and former White House advisor Steve Bannon suggested this week that an “army of patriots” and “shock troops” should be prepared to take over the government if former President Donald Trump were to run and win in 2024.
During Thursday’s episode of Bannon’s “War Room” podcast, he and Gaetz outlined their plan if Trump should win.
“People didn’t like that Donald Trump raised his voice, but sometimes you gotta raise your voice to raise a ruckus and to raise an army of patriots who love this country and will fight for her,” Gaetz said.
“We’re going to operationalize the performance to go right after the people who are imposing the vaccine mandates, who are enriching themselves, and who are selling out the country,” Gaetz added.
Bannon then suggested that there should be a “theory of governing” before elaborating on what his plan would be if Trump were to be president again.
“It’s fresh and it’s new. This is Trumpism in power. That’s when we went to the 4,000 shock troops we have to have that’s going to man the government. Get them ready now. Right?” Bannon said. “We’re going to hit the beach with the landing teams and the beachhead teams and all that nomenclature they use when President Trump wins in 2024 — or before.”
Bannon went on to suggest that these 4,000 shock troops would then become “political appointees.”
“On Capitol Hill, you’re going to have Gaetz, and others,” Bannon said. “No more powderpuff derby. This is going to be hardcore accountability at every committee.”
“And we’re going to go after this administrative state and we’re going to start at the Department of Justice and the FBI. That’s the job I want. You know, send me over to the Judiciary Committee and their sphincters will tighten because they have been doing a lot of corrupt things over there,” Gaetz said in response to Bannon’s suggestion.