Former White House aide Stephen Bannon is making it clear that he is taking his war outside the walls of the Oval Office and taking aim on the Republican establishment — except for one senator.
What did Bannon say?
In an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, he said: "I'm going after the Republican establishment. And we're gonna go after them."
"There's a coalition that's coming together that's gonna challenge every Republican incumbent except for Ted Cruz," he continued.
Bannon said he was working with the grassroots to fully vet candidates to take out incumbent Republicans.
"We are declaring war on the Republican establishment that does not back the agenda that Donald Trump," he continued, "and the president of the United States, and that is an agenda that we know backs the working men and women."
"Nobody's safe. We're coming after all of them," Bannon said. "And we're going to win."
Why not include Ted Cruz?
Bannon simply explained that Cruz was a "good man," and did not elaborate on why he was exempted from the Republican civil war.