Bannon's place on security council questioned by Pelosi, who calls him a 'white supremacist'

On Thursday during her weekly press briefing, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi described Steve Bannon as a "white supremacist."

At the time, she was talking about President Trump's decision to make Bannon a fixture in the National Security Council and grant him elevated importance within it.

Said Pelosi, "What's making America less safe is to have a white supremacist named to the National Security Council as a permanent member, while the chairman of the Joint Chiefs and the Director of National Intelligence are told, 'Don't call us, we'll call you.'"

She continued, "It's a stunning thing that a white supremacist, Bannon, would be a permanent member of the National Security Council and dismissing the chairman of the Joint Chiefs and the director...of national intelligence as permanent members."

According to CNN, Pelosi also mentioned a proposal being considered by the House Oversight Chairman "that would require an independent medical assessment" of presidents, including mental health.

She commented, "If you're going to have your hands on the nuclear codes...you should probably know what mental state you're in. I can't wait until he introduces that legislation, to be able to join him as co-sponsor of that...I think it's a very good idea."

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