Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) gave President-elect Trump a small taste of what the next four years are going to be like for him by ripping Trump’s choice of Steve Bannon to be his senior White House advisor.
In a statement, Sen. Sanders said, “This country, since its inception, has struggled to overcome discrimination of all forms: racism, sexism, xenophobia and homophobia. Over the years we have made progress in becoming a less discriminatory and more tolerant society – and we are not going backward. The appointment by President-elect Trump of a racist individual like Mr. Bannon to a position of authority is totally unacceptable. In a democratic society we can disagree all we want over issues, but racism and bigotry cannot be part of any public policy. The appointment of Mr. Bannon by Mr. Trump must be rescinded.”
The Senate Democratic caucus has already reorganized with Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren as members of the leadership team. The prominence of the two fiery liberals was a signal from new Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) that Democrats aren’t going to back down.
Trump isn’t going to get a pass on filling the federal government with his racist pals.
Bannon doesn’t belong anywhere near the White House, and a president with even a shred of decency wouldn’t consider putting him there.
Donald Trump didn’t win the popular vote. The President-elect didn’t earn a mandate in the 2016 election. There will be no honeymoon for Trump, as Bernie Sanders is now in a position to be a constant pain the neck to Trump every single day through his entire time in office.
Sen. Sanders is about to take the moral argument to the most immoral president of our time.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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