Steve Bannon Focused on 'Taking Down' Biden, Dismisses Jan 6 Court Battle

Trump ally Steve Bannon dismissed his legal battle against the House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot—saying his prosecution has nothing to do with the events of that day and that his main focus is on "taking down" President Joe Biden, who Bannon falsely claimed did not win the 2020 presidential election.

"What is essential to my work is taking down the illegitimate regime of the Biden administration and I do it every day," the former White House chief strategist told reporters outside a Washington, D.C. courthouse on Wednesday. "I do not consider them legitimate. I've stated this many times. I think the election on November 3rd was stolen and I've gone at publicly day after day after day."

Biden won the 2020 presidential election with 51.3 percent of the popular vote and 306 electoral votes over former President Donald Trump's 232 electoral votes.

Following the election, a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building on January 6, 2021, in an effort to overturn the election by blocking Congress from formalizing Biden's win.

In the wake of the attack, the House formed a select committee to investigate the events of January 6, subpoenaing those in Trump's inner circle and requesting the release of Trump's White House communication records leading up to that day.

Bannon was among one of the first people asked to testify, but his refusal to do so led to a House vote that held him in contempt of Congress. He was indicted by a grand jury on two criminal contempt charges shortly thereafter.

However, on Wednesday, Bannon referred to the legal battle as "noise."

"This has nothing to do with January 6. All of this is noise," he said.

On Wednesday, a federal judge handed Bannon a win, ordering the Justice Department to provide internal records related to its decision to prosecute the Trump ally.

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"What is essential to my work is taking down the illegitimate regime of the Biden administration and I do it every day," former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said on Wednesday. Above, Bannon speaks to the press on his way out of federal court on November 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty

Aside from "taking down" Biden, Bannon said he's also working to "make sure, this November, by an overwhelming vote, we destroy the Democratic Party as a political institution."

"You've seen all the polling, you've see how we're doing in south Texas among Hispanics, you've see how we're doing among African Americans, you've seen how low Biden's—the illegitimate regime's polling is at all-time lows," Bannon said.

A Wall Street Journal poll from last week found that by 9 points, Hispanic voters said they'd support a Republican candidate for Congress over a Democrat. Comparably, these numbers were tied in November.

However, recent polling conducted by CBS News indicates that African Americans continue to be among Biden's strongest supporters, with two-thirds approving of his handling of the presidency.