Steve Bannon Was ‘The Hero on Jan. 6,’ Says Peter Navarro

( In an interview with podcaster Steve Bannon, former Trump administration advisor Peter Navarro said Bannon was the hero of January 6.

Navarro, who was on Bannon’s podcast to promote his book “In Trump Time,” praised Bannon for trying to stop the certification of key states until they could be investigated for voter fraud. He dismissed the January 6 select committee’s claims that former President Trump’s actions constituted criminal obstruction of Congress.

In explaining why Steve Bannon was the hero, Navarro compared the efforts to delay certification to a football game. He described Vice President Mike Pence as the quarterback, and all the people working to stop the certification were members of the team trying to make sure the election results were sent back to the states “for a couple of weeks.”

Naturally, the video of this exchange went viral among the “Insurrection True Believers” on Twitter.

The video, posted to Twitter by NeverTrumper Ron Filipkowski, has been viewed nearly a million times and caught the attention of January 6 committee member Adam Kinzinger.

Kinzinger mocked Peter Navarro by comparing him to the cultists from Heaven’s Gate. NeverTrumper Tom Nichols accused Navarro of “cheerleading for sedition and violent insurrection.”

The “Green Bay Sweep” football analogy he described in his interview also appears in Navarro’s book, where he argues that Pence had the power to stop the certification of electors.

However, Vice President Mike Pence maintains to this day that his role as the presiding officer was “largely ceremonial” and he did not have the constitutional authority to reject any state’s electoral votes.

Last week, Peter Navarro was scheduled to testify before the House subcommittee investigating the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, he refused to attend and may now face charges of contempt of Congress.