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To: The United States Senate

U.S. Senators: Hold confirmation hearings for Steve Bannon's appointment to the National Security...

President Donald Trump has appointed Steve Bannon, one of Trump's closest allies and a top White House adviser to Trump, to a seat on the National Security Council (NSC).

As federal law requires a civilian appointee to the NSC to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, the Senate should hold confirmation hearings for the appointment of Bannon to the NSC.

Why is this important?

President Donald Trump has appointed Stephen Kevin "Steve" Bannon, one of Trump's closest allies and a top White House adviser to Trump, to a seat on the National Security Council (NSC). The NSC is responsible for advising the President on matters affecting America's national security.

A federal statutory law, section (a)(6) of federal statute 50 U.S. Code 3021, requires that civilian appointees to the NSC receive confirmation by the U.S. Senate for appointment to the NSC. Although the creator of this petition is not an attorney, it appears that Bannon, whose legally holds the offices of Senior Counselor to the President and White House Chief Strategist, would qualify as an individual of the (a)(6) category, meaning that Bannon would be legally required to receive Senate confirmation in order to legally become a member of the NSC.

Confirmation hearings for Bannon's appointment to the NSC would give Senators opportunities to question Bannon over his work at the far-right website Breitbart, allegations that he physically beat his wife, and his offensive anti-Semitic remarks. It is very much possible that, even with Republicans holding a 52-48 majority in the Senate, Bannon may be rejected by the Senate.

We, the signatories of this petition, hereby call for the U.S. Senate to hold confirmation hearings for the appointment of Stephen Kevin "Steve" Bannon to the National Security Council.


Reasons for signing

  • I believe that Steve Bannon needs to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate for appointment to the NSC.

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