Stephen Bannon is backing a recently imprisoned felon, Michael Grimm, for a Congressional seat covering Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn, New York according to the New York Times.
Michael Grimm, who is trying to win back his old House seat after serving time in federal prison, secured a notable new supporter on Wednesday: Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s former chief strategist, who has sought to bolster the candidacies of populist outsiders since leaving the White House.
“We’re joining the Bannon portfolio of Republican challengers to anti-Trump Republican congressmen,” said Michael Caputo, a Grimm adviser who also served as an adviser to Mr. Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign. “Our president needs help draining the swamp,” Mr. Grimm shouted at his announcement on Sunday. At another point he said, “Let’s hear it for our president, Donald J. Trump.”