Blumenthal Statement on Appointment of Breitbart News Chairman to White House Leadership Position

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Today U.S. Richard Blumenthal called on President-elect Donald Trump to rescind his appointment of Steve Bannon to be his Chief Strategist. As the Executive Chairman of Breitbart News, Bannon oversaw a website that prominently features anti-Semitic, racist, xenophobic, and misogynistic rhetoric. 

“I am deeply troubled by the prospective appointment of Steve Bannon to a position in the Trump Administration’s White House. Steve Bannon is the executive chairman of a website that deals in anti-Semitic, racist, xenophobic, and misogynistic comments. He should have no place in a position of public trust, and I hope that the President-elect will reconsider and reverse this decision. Actions speak louder than words. I share President-elect Trump’s stated intention to bring the country together, bridge divisions, and find common ground, but appointing Steve Bannon dramatically undercuts and discredits that goal.”

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