Blumenauer Calls on President-elect Trump to Revoke Steve Bannon Appointment

November 14, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC -- U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) released the following statement on President-elect Donald Trump's decision to name alt-right movement leader and Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon as Chief Strategist to the White House:

“It is appalling and deeply troubling that President-elect Donald Trump has named a white nationalist to be one his closest advisors. There is no place for hate, discrimination, or bigotry in the White House. Mr. Trump should revoke the appointment of Steve Bannon immediately.

“I make no secret of not respecting the person who has run the most dishonest, inflammatory, and divisive presidential campaign in history. I do, however, respect the presidency. If Donald Trump truly wants to lead and bring the country together to move forward, he needs to not only withdraw this appointment, but also apologize to the American people for the destruction and pain his campaign has caused. America deserves better.”