Lowey denounces Trump pick for White House chief strategist

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WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-17), Monday, said she is “profoundly concerned” that one of President-elect Donald Trump’s first appointment is Steve Bannon, a well-known supporter of alt-right, extremist ideology sometimes associated with white nationalism and anti-Semitism.
“In the last week, we’ve already seen reports of rising vandalism and intimidation across the country including swastikas graffitied on schools and sidewalks – even in my own district on the Bronx River bike path,” Lowey said adding such behavior is “unacceptable [and] it must be universally denounced and stopped.”
The long-time lawmaker said she hopes Trump “recognize that words matter and do everything in his power to combat anti-Semitism, intolerance, and bigotry, including by replacing Bannon with a qualified candidate.”