Brown: Remove Steve Bannon from the National Security Council
Congressman Anthony Brown spoke on the House Floor today calling on President Trump to remove Steve Bannon from the National Security Council. Below are his remarks as prepared and a link to the video:
"Madam Speaker I rise today to call on President Trump to remove Steve Bannon from the National Security Council.
"Madam Speaker, the National Security Council was created in 1947 and it is designed to provide the President of the United States with the diplomatic, military, intelligence, and economic information to coordinate, to plan, and to implement national security. To make sound decisions affecting national security with input from professionals, not from political operatives. And it has done that for 7 decades.
"Last week, the President issued an ill-conceived, dangerous, and unconstitutional executive order that bans Muslims. It puts Americans abroad, American communities at home, and American soldiers around the world at risk; and I believe that Steve Bannon – who will become a member of the NSC - was the architect of that executive order.
"Madam Speaker, I ask President Trump, if he’s not willing to remove Mr. Bannon from the White House, at least for the safety of this country, remove him from the National Security Council."