Dem senators: Trump must drop Bannon
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Three Democratic senators are calling on Donald TrumpDonald TrumpHarris stumps for McAuliffe in Virginia On The Money — Sussing out what Sinema wants Hillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — The Facebook Oversight Board is not pleased MORE to reverse his decision to give Stephen Bannon a White House position.

Sens. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenFranken targets senators from both parties in new comedy tour Al Franken on another Senate run: 'I'm keeping my options open' Andrew Cuomo and the death of shame MORE (Minn.), Cory Booker (N.J.) and Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownSenate Democrats call for diversity among new Federal Reserve Bank presidents Waters hopes there's no attempt to make deep cuts to housing proposal America can end poverty among its elderly citizens MORE (Ohio) said separately on Tuesday that making Bannon his chief strategist and senior counselor runs contrary to the conciliatory tone of Trump's presidential victory speech. 

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"Bannon won't build bridges, he will burn them. He is unfit to advise America's commander-in-chief. Donald Trump should reverse the decision to hire him and chart a different course for the good of the American people," Booker said. 
 
Brown and Franken pointed to Bannon's time leading the conservative website Breitbart News, arguing he used the outlet to promote racist and anti-Semitic views. 
 
"Steve Bannon should not be allowed to hold any position in the White House, let alone one that would allow him to make critical decisions about how our country is run," Franken said. "If he truly seeks to unite America, Donald Trump can start by finding someone else to advise him. And do it immediately.”
 
He added that "white supremacists have made it clear that they see Bannon as their advocate in a Trump Administration, which is not only disturbing, but also dangerous."
 
Democrats and progressive outside groups have widely panned Bannon's appointment.
 
Republicans in Congress have generally avoided discussing Bannon, while other Trump advisers have defended him. Bannon served as the campaign chairman for Trump. 
 
Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said people should look at Bannon's entire career, which besides his work at Breitbart includes stints on Wall Street, in the Navy and in Hollywood. 
 
“He has got a Harvard business degree. He’s a naval officer. He has success in entertainment,” Ms. Conway told reporters Monday in Trump Tower, according to The New York Times. She also called him a “brilliant tactician.”
 
Bannon has repeatedly attacked House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanJuan Williams: Pelosi shows her power Cheney takes shot at Trump: 'I like Republican presidents who win re-election' Cheney allies flock to her defense against Trump challenge MORE (R-Wis.). But Ryan shrugged off questions about Bannon at a press conference earlier on Tuesday, saying it was time to "look forward."