Ex-WH adviser Steve Bannon believes George Santos expulsion could fuel GOP 'civil war' | 2 Dec 2023 | Steve Bannon believes George Santos's expulsion from Congress could fuel a GOP "civil war." The former White House adviser said on his on War Room podcast Saturday that he thinks ex-House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, (R-Calif.) and other anti-Trump Republicans masterminded Santos's political demise. "This is McCarthy to screw MAGA," Bannon said. "This is a thing to jam up" current House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.). Santos "is not a guy you want to defend," Bannon admitted, but he argued the expulsion is a lot bigger than the lying Long Island Republican.