Blumenauer Opposes Executive Order Placing Steve Bannon National Security Council

January 29, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) released the following statement on Donald Trump’s reorganization of the National Security Council and placement of Steve Bannon on the Principals Committee.

“I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – there is no place for a white nationalist in the White House. And, there is especially no place for one on the National Security Council. Steve Bannon is dangerous, and we’re already seeing the horrific impact of his extremist views and role in the White House.

“Donald Trump says he wants to put ‘America first.’ He says we need to make America safer. Demoting the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Director of National Intelligence while giving a political advisor a permanent role does not make us safer. This move is concerning and unprecedented – even top Republicans agree.

“I will soon be joining Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy in introducing legislation to prevent Bannon from serving in this role.”