Susan Smith, President of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida, released the following statement on President-Elect Donald Trump's appointment of Breitbart Chairman Steve Bannon as Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor:
"Do leaders and members of the Republican Party condone white nationalism, white supremacy, and anti-Semitism? Unless they speak out strongly against the appointment of Steve Bannon as Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor to the President, that is exactly what they are doing. Their party will forever be shamed by its ties to the extreme right wing agenda of the Alt-Right movement.
"As Chairman at Breitbart, Bannon has supported and encouraged deception, defamation, bigotry, and hatred. He is unfit to serve in a top position in the White House.
"We strongly urge Republicans to condemn this appointment and call for Donald Trump to withdraw it." Susan Smith