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Conyers Calls on President-Elect to Remove Hero of the “Alt-Right”

Washington, DC, November 15, 2016

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.”