Bannon: I'm going to "light up" McConnell

Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon says he’s planning to ramp up pressure on political opponents while continuing to advocate a nationalist agenda.

Bannon told The Economist in an interview published Friday that he is going to “light up” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), warning that his ability to fight back has only grown since returning to the far-right website Breitbart.

“Mitch McConnell, I’m going to light him up,” Bannon said, adding he was also focused on opponents such as China and “the elites in Silicon Valley and Wall Street.”

β€œIn the White House, I had influence,” he said. “At Breitbart, I had power.”