Steve Bannon, a longtime advisor to former President Trump, has been directed by a federal judge to commence his four-month prison term for contempt of Congress charges. During a hearing on Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols concurred with the prosecutors’ arguments and instructed Bannon to voluntarily surrender himself by July 1.

Bannon’s offense stemmed from his refusal to adhere to a congressional subpoena. It is important to note that the incarceration of prominent Trump supporters prior to the November elections has raised concerns, and there is apprehension that Judge Juan Merchan might potentially incarcerate Donald Trump on July 11th.

“It is with great sadness and anger that we observe the death of the judicial system in America,” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) wrote on X. “Steve Bannon sought judicial review of the illegal demands of a runaway congressional committee, unlike any ever comprised. It was literally a matter of first impression. And they’re sending him to prison – not just to torture him but to torture us.”

Peter Navarro, a former advisor to Trump, is presently incarcerated due to his refusal to adhere to a congressional subpoena. He has been convicted on two charges and has been sentenced to four months in prison. Despite the circumstances, Bannon maintained his defiance during a press briefing with journalists.

“All of this is about one thing—shutting down the MAGA movement, grassroots conservatives and President Trump,” he said. “Not only are we winning, we are going to prevail. There’s not a prison or jail built that can shut me up.”

Navarro and Bannon have been formally detained by the Biden/Obama administration.

“He didn’t even get a real trial,” Gaetz said of Bannon. “His defenses were stripped by a judge who hates him. The ramifications of these actions will reverberate in a very dark way for a long time.”