In a letter sent to President Donald Trump on Tuesday, Congressman Jerry Nadler and 50 other congressional Democrats called on the president to remove his political advisor Steve Bannon from the National Security Council.
“Bannon is dangerous,” Nadler said in a statement about the letter. “As we saw with the recent Muslim ban, Bannon’s views and reckless approach to issues of national importance threaten global security and make America less safe. He does not belong on the Principals Committee of the National Security Council.”
The letter also raises concerns about the president’s decision to remove the Director of National Intelligence and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from the NSC’s Principal’s Committee.
“Even the slightest appearance of politicizing decisions of national security harms American interests,” the letter reads.
Nadler, who represents more Jewish constituents than any other member of Congress, has been a vocal critic of Trump’s Muslim ban, and has called the November election “tainted” and Trump “not legitimate.”
This story "Nadler: ‘Bannon is Dangerous’" was written by Josh Nathan-Kazis.