Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy is praising a White House Decision to remove Donald Trump Chief Advisor Steve Bannon from the National Security Council. Murphy filed legislation to remove Bannon from the NSC citing an unprecedented conflict between political campaigning and national security.
“Today’s decision to remove Steve Bannon from the National Security Council is a huge victory for democracy and a strong step toward depoliticizing our national security,” said Murphy. “This is proof that democracy works and that the American people, when they make their voices heard, can affect change.”
The White House quietly removed Bannon from the NSC to put a more traditional framework in place that will grant National Security Advisor H.R McMaster more control over how the council will operate.
Murphy, a former Government National Security Specialist says she’ll continue to push her existing legislation to keep political advisors off of the board in the future.
“My bill is about fidelity to a deeply American principle—the principle that the service members in our all-volunteer military, the quiet professionals in our intelligence community, and the men and women who protect our homeland should never have their lives disrupted or placed at risk because of a national security policymaking process that is contaminated by partisan politics.” said Murphy in conclusion.