Marjorie Taylor Greene stumps for Steve Bannon as he reports to prison

Longtime Trump ally Steve Bannon was joined by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) on Monday in Connecticut as he rallied a small crowd before reporting to prison to begin a four-month sentence on contempt of Congress charges.

“If it took me going to prison to get the House of Representatives to reject J-6, and now to actually start an investigation, it’s a victory,” Bannon said, wrapping his arm around Greene.

“That is a victory, and that’s what we have to do, Steve,” Greene said. “We have to move the Republicans in the House of Representatives to act.”

Bannon was found guilty on two counts of contempt of Congress in 2022 after failing to appear before or turn over documents to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack, but a trial judge allowed him to remain free while he appealed.

After an appeals court upheld his convictions, he filed an emergency appeal with the Supreme Court to remain out of prison as his appeal advanced. The high court denied that request Friday.

Bannon surrendered and was taken into custody at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Conn., around noon. Before that, a small group of supporters — including Greene — gathered on the side of the road outside the prison, cheering and holding up signs, while a small group of protesters shouted “lock him up” and “traitor.”

Bannon is the second former Trump official sentenced to jail in connection with efforts to evade the House Jan. 6 committee. Peter Navarro, a former economic adviser to then-President Trump, is serving a four-month sentence for contempt of Congress after his emergency appeals all failed, including at the Supreme Court. His release is scheduled for July 17.

The Associated Press contributed.

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