Perlmutter Statement on Removal of Steve Bannon as White House Chief Strategist

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Lakewood, Colo., August 18, 2017 | comments

LAKEWOOD, COLO. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement today after Steve Bannon was fired as White House Chief Strategist:

“The departure of Steve Bannon from the White House is good news for Americans. Since President Trump was first elected, I urged him to take the steps necessary to unify our country which included rescinding his appointment of Steve Bannon as White House Chief Strategist. Bannon’s ties to the White Nationalist movement and his beliefs in anti-Semitism, xenophobia and racism have no place in the White House or in our country.

“Following the events in Charlottesville and President Trump’s disgraceful rhetoric this week, it is more important than ever that we have people in the White House who are committed to serving all Americans and who will uphold the core American values of inclusiveness, diversity and tolerance.”

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