Conyers Calls on President-Elect to Remove Hero of the “Alt-Right”
Washington, DC – House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) today released the following statement in response to the news that President-elect Donald Trump has named Breitbart News Executive Chairman Steve Bannon as White House Chief Strategist:
“Steve Bannon is the standard-bearer for the worst instincts in American society.
“Whether or not Mr. Bannon personally trades in violence, racism, and bigotry - he allowed his media organization to become a platform for white nationalism, misogyny, anti-Semitism, and anti-immigrant sentiment of the worst kind. He encouraged it. He bragged about it. His appointment validates the views of the so-called ‘alt-right,’ and we cannot allow him to use the White House to the same ends.
“I call on President-elect Trump to remove Mr. Bannon from his team without delay.
“If the President-elect has any hope of unifying this country—if we are to ‘come together as never before,’ in his words—then he cannot allow Mr. Bannon to serve in his White House.”