Marjorie Taylor Greene Says She Is 'Team Bannon All the Way'

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene has voiced her support for Steve Bannon, after the former aide to ex-President Donald Trump appeared in federal court over his refusal to answer a subpoena from the January 6 committee.

Greene is a regular guest on Bannon's right-wing podcast, The War Room, and has criticized the investigation by the congressional House committee into the circumstances of the U.S. Capitol riots carried out by supporters of former President Donald Trump.

The freshman Georgia Republican told conservative outlet Newsmax how she backed Bannon, 67, who surrendered to the authorities on Monday following his federal grand jury indictment.

Outside the D.C. courthouse only a few hundred feet from where Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, a defiant Bannon told reporters after the hearing: "We're going to go on the offense, we're tired of playing defense, we're gonna go on the offense and stand by."

Marjorie Taylor Greene says she is “team Bannon all the way.”

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Greene told Newsmax on Monday: "They have picked on the wrong guy because Steve Bannon will not go quietly.

"As a matter of fact, he is going to fight back and that's why we love him so much. So, I am 'Team Bannon' all the way and I'm just so proud of Steve for handling what happened to him today," she said.

During the interview with Newsmax, she reiterated her criticism of the prison conditions of those facing charges connected with January 6 following her tour of the D.C. prison complex last week, which she has publicized.

"If they are going to keep abusing these people, I'll keep showing up," she said.

Bannon was charged with two counts; one of contempt of Congress for refusing to appear for a deposition and for refusing to provide documents in response to a subpoena. Each of the charges carries a maximum sentence of one year in jail and a fine of up to $100,000, if he is convicted.

In his appearance before the U.S. Magistrate Judge Robin M. Meriweather, Bannon heard the charges against him. His arraignment is scheduled for Thursday.

Prosecutors didn't request Bannon be held in custody, but he had to surrender his passport and was ordered to check in weekly with pretrial services.

Bannon is among more than 30 Trump allies who have been ordered to testify by the select committee about the run-up to the storming of the Capitol to try to stop the certification of President Joe Biden's victory.

The committee has said that Bannon's statements, such as "all hell is going to break loose tomorrow" showed that he knew what would take place on January 6.

The congressional committee hopes that Bannon's charges will sway others to testify, such as former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.

Steve Bannon and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (r) has said she backs Steve Bannon. The former Trump aide appeared before a court after he refused a congressional committee subpoena over the January 6 insurrection. Getty