House lawmakers sign on to Jewish rep's letter seeking Bannon dismissal

Donald Trump campaign CEO Stephen Bannon departs the offices of President-elect Trump at Trump Tower in New York Nov. 11 2016. REUTERS  Carlo Allegri

"Steve Bannon has made a career out of selling hateful and divisive propaganda aimed at women, Hispanics, African Americans, Jews, and just about any American minority group you could think of".

"President-elect Trump told us he wants to be a President for "all Americans" and he can not do that while empowering bigotry that targets and threatens many of them", Brown's statement said.

Miller disputed the characterization of Bannon as anti-Semitic or a white supremacist, calling him a "fantastic example of really being inclusive". This, combined with House Republicans' failure to stand up to this appointment, is troubling. "I remain committed to standing up for every American, no matter their faith, where they live, or who they are".

Donald Trump was a guest on Breitbart News Daily on November 5, 2015, a show hosted by his newly appointed chief strategist Steve Bannon.

"White nationalism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia and hate have no place in our society, and they certainly should not find safe harbor in the White House", says the letter from 169 House Democrats, sent Wednesday to Trump's transition offices in NY. The appointment of Bannon, he said, did nothing to eliminate many people's fear and pain.

"The appointment of self-described leader of the "alt-right" Stephen K. Bannon as President Elect Donald Trump's new strategist cancels out the President Elect's suggestion that he wants to be a President for all of America".

"As the executive Chairman of Breitbart News, Mr. Bannon repeatedly and aggressively pushed stories that promote anti-Semistism, xenophobia, and racism", the letter said. "During an interview last summer, Mr. Bannon bragged that Breitbart was 'the platform for the alt-right, ' a movement that upholds White Nationalism while strongly rejecting diversity in any form", the letter, drafted by Democratic Rep. David Cicilline, observes.

Not a single Republican added their name to the letter. Suhadya, Richard Spencer, Peter Brimelow, and Brad Griffin have praised the news of Mr. Bannon's appointment.

"Israel has no doubt that President-elect Trump is a true friend of Israel, we have no doubt that Vice President-elect Mike Pence is a true friend of Israel, he was one of Israel's greatest friends in the Congress, one of the most pro-Israel governors in the country, and we look forward to working with the Trump administration, with all the members of the Trump administration, including Steve Bannon, in making the U.S. -Israel alliance stronger than ever", Dermer said.

A group of 169 House Democrats sent a letter to Trump Tower today asking that the president-elect to pick a chief strategist who is "prepared to serve the interests of all Americans, not those of a select few".

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