"We urge you to condemn this appointment immediately and without reservation", the letter reads. The letter has attracted 120 co-signers, including the entire House delegations from both MA and Rhode Island, a spokesman for Cicilline said Tuesday.
A controversial personality has been added to the overall U.S. Election as Trump appoints Steve Bannon as his new chief strategist.
"White nationalism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia and hate have no place in our society, and they certainly should not find safe harbor in the White House", says the letter from 169 House Democrats, sent Wednesday to Trump's transition offices in NY.
Bannon has called Breitbart a platform for the "alt-right", which is a loosely defined fringe conservative group that embraces "white identity", deportation of undocumented immigrants, and opposes diversity and feminism. The media executive with ties to the alt-right and white nationalist movement was given top billing in the press release announcing their appointments.
The letter comes as several members of the Senate are pushing back against Bannon's appointment. Reid listed a number of hate crimes that have allegedly taken place since the election and accused Bannon of being a "champion of white supremacy".
Steve Rabinowitz, a consultant to Jewish groups, told the Washington Post on Tuesday that the reluctance of Jewish groups may come down to political strategy.
Reid called on Trump to rescind his job offer to the former Breitbart News chief who was the CEO of Trump's insurgent campaign. His blog has, over the years, been a carrier of white supremacist rhetoric. "Steve Bannon is a Georgetown Harvard MBA grad, a former naval officer, a former Goldman Sachs vice president and really the general, the field general in our successful campaign effort - a brilliant tactician and serves president elect Donald Trump very well".
Democrats can complain about Bannon's new job but there's little they can do about it. He is unfit to advise America's commander-in-chief. Their fear is entirely rational, because Donald Trump has talked openly about doing bad things to them.
According to CNN, and I quote - "White nationalist leaders are praising Trump's decision to name Stephen Bannon as a leader".
It is easy to understand the concern of the thousands of people marching against Trump.
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