FIRST THING TOMORROW: call your reps about Bannon's elevation to the National Security Council!
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Of all the many, many ways trump is trying to strip our country for parts, this is the most alarming right now.
Yesterday, t-rump removed the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Director of National Intelligence from the NSC. He replaced them with Steve Bannon.
Bannon has no government, intelligence, or high-level military experience; his experience is leading a propaganda outlet (Breitbart News) that peddles nationalist and white nationalist viewpoints. He has explicitly said that he wants people to riot and overthrow our current social order.
This would be deeply concerning in and of itself. But one of the jobs of the NSC is to oversee a secret panel that authorizes the assassination of “enemies of the United States Government” – including American citizens. These targeted killings are fully authorized by law under the Congressional military authorization act following 9/11. There is no trial, no due process, and no public record of the decision or the assassination itself.
Just to recap the absurdity: the President of the United States has appointed a known propagandist, nationalist, and white supremacist to replace the highest military adviser in the country on a council that authorizes secret, legal, targeted killings of American citizens (and others) without due process.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
*Call your Senators and Congressperson this week and demand that they publicly and legislatively oppose Trump’s appointment of Steven Bannon to the NSC.
*Spread the word about this news to your networks, since this is not getting a lot of coverage right now.
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Congressman (House of Representatives):
DC office phone: 202-225-2271
Senator 1: Amy Klobuchar
Senator 2: Al Franken