(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II joined nearly 170 U.S. Representatives in writing a letter to President-elect Donald Trump encouraging him to reconsider his appointment of Stephen Bannon as White House Chief Strategist.
Congressman Cleaver strongly opposes this appointment and has received numerous calls from constituents in the 5th District of Missouri urging him to speak for them. Stephen Bannon’s ties to the white nationalist movement have been noted and well documented. This appointment not only undermines Mr. Trump’s call to be the president for all of the American people, it sets an overall discriminatory tone to millions of Americans.
“We are asking that President-elect Trump bridge the divide that is currently brewing in America,” said Congressman Cleaver. “No matter how rich, or how big a media star, or how many people bow down to you, the manner in which you treat fellow human beings, in due course, defines who you really are. ”
This is a press release from Congressman Emanuel Cleaver’s office. He is the U.S. Representative for Missouri’s Fifth Congressional District, which includes Kansas City, Independence, Lee’s Summit, Raytown, Grandview, Sugar Creek, Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Oak Grove, North Kansas City, Gladstone, Claycomo, and all of Ray, Lafayette, and Saline Counties. He is a member of the exclusive House Financial Services Committee, the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, and also a Senior Whip of the Democratic Caucus.