Nearly 9,000 attorneys-and-counting have signed a letter opposing Stephen Bannon’s appointment as White House chief strategist to President-Elect Donald Trump, Nancy Leong, associate professor at University of Denver law school, who co-authored letter, told Bloomberg BNA today.
“Mr. Bannon has demonstrated his opposition to the stable, democratic form of government that our profession embraces and strives to maintain,” the letter says.
Under Bannon’s leadership at Breitbart News, he “has intentionally legitimized racism, anti-Semitism, and other hate-based ideologies,” the letter says.
The letter will be circulated to current and incoming members of Congress and to the Trump transition team today or tomorrow, Leong said.
The Trump transition team didn’t immediately return a request for comment.
Q&A with Nancy Leong, the law professor behind, “Letter from Attorneys Opposing Stephen Bannon’s Appointment as White House Chief Strategist to the President.”