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November 17, 2016

Aguilar Calls on President-elect Trump to Rescind Steve Bannon White House Appointment

Yesterday, Rep. Pete Aguilar joined 168 of his colleagues in the House of Representatives to call on President-elect Donald Trump to rescind his White House appointment of Steve Bannon. Bannon, who as the Executive Chairman of Breitbart News, managed content that included racist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic narratives. Bannon also has ties to the White Nationalist movement.

“Steve Bannon has built his career by spreading hateful and discriminatory propaganda. In the week since the election, our nation has seen an onslaught of attacks and harassment directed at minority populations,” said Rep. Aguilar. He continued, “With the growing threats, we cannot afford to have someone as poisonous as Steve Bannon in the White House. If President-elect Trump truly wishes to unite the country as he says, he must immediately rescind this appointment.”

Rep. Aguilar, along with 168 of his colleagues, sent a letter to President-elect Trump, calling on him to rescind the appointment. The effort was spearheaded by Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) and can be read in full here.