Congressman Brady joins House colleagues to demand President-elect Trump rescind proposed appointment of Steve Bannon

Nov 16, 2016


Philadelphia --- Congressman Bob Brady (D., PA) and 168 Members of the House of Representatives have sent a letter to President-elect Trump demanding that the proposed appointment of Steve Bannon as White House Chief Strategist be rescinded.

The letter states, “Immediately following your victory, many Americans were optimistic and hopeful that you would take the steps necessary to unify our country following the divisive and contentious election.  In your election night speech you said, ‘Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division.  It is time for us to come together as one united people.’  Unfortunately, your appointment of Stephen Bannon, whose ties to the White Nationalist movement have been well-documented, directly undermines your ability to unite the country.  As elected representatives of millions of Americans from diverse backgrounds, religions, and ethnicities, we strongly urge you to reconsider your decision to appoint Mr. Bannon to White House Chief Strategist.” 

Congressman Brady said that his constituents are justifiably outraged by this appointment. “While we adjust to a bruising hard fought election campaign it is time to pull together as a nation. But the naming of Steve Bannon, the former executive chairman of Breitbart News, by President-elect Trump as top adviser sends a troubling message to those who understand that our democracy is more important than our ideological differences,” Brady said. “Mr. Trump needs to reassure the nation that his campaign divisiveness will be abandoned as we all move together to heal and celebrate the diversity of our America.”