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Congressman Albio Sires

Representing the 8th District of New Jersey

Congressman Sires’ Statement on Steve Bannon’s Removal from the National Security Council

Apr 5, 2017
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Sires issued the following statement after the White House announced that Steve Bannon has been removed from the National Security Council:

“At no point was Steve Bannon qualified to be appointed to the National Security Council, nor was his appointment necessary. America cannot afford to have political operatives influence our Nation’s military decisions now or in the future. I was proud to join my Democratic colleagues in the House in cosponsoring legislation that would protect the NSC from political interference and will continue to push for its passage in Congress. While Mr. Bannon’s removal is a welcome move, it is clear that more must be done to increase the transparency of the oval office’s decision making.”