November 15, 2016

Udall Responds to Trump's Appointment of Steve Bannon

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement on Donald Trump's appointment of Steve Bannon, former leader of the extreme right-wing Breitbart website, as White House chief strategist and senior adviser:

"As far as I'm concerned, appointing as chief strategist and adviser a man who has dedicated the last several years to running a far-right website that demonizes women and spreads hate-filled lies about Muslims, Latinos, African Americans, Jews and others shows Donald Trump has already forgotten his pledge for unity. Across this country, people are voicing fear and anger about what this means for the direction of Mr. Trump's presidency. This is a frightening sign of where his administration may be headed; it's not a wise choice, and Mr. Trump would be better off without him."