Menendez on Bannon Appointment

Menendez on Bannon Appointment

NEWARK, NJ – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez made the following statement regarding President-Elect Trump’s appointment of Steve Bannon as his chief strategist:

“In the 24 hours since it was announced that President-Elect Trump has appointed Steve Bannon to serve as his chief advisor, my office has received thousands of calls from New Jerseyans who are rightly upset and frightened that someone who has promoted hateful, bigoted rhetoric and radical ideas through his website has been elevated to such a powerful role inside the White House.   

“Hate has no place in our public discourse, let alone in the people’s house.  As we seek to move the nation forward in the wake of this divisive election, it is critical that the President-elect demonstrate that he intends to govern on behalf of all Americans.  

“I join the millions of Americans in calling on the President-Elect to reject hate and discrimination and I will stand with them to fight for a government and an inclusive agenda that represents all of us.”