1M Strong Ultra-Violet Network Targets Senators Staying Silent on Stephen Bannon

"They are endorsing this behavior, and that’s unacceptable."

Photo Credit: UltraViolet Action / Flicker

UltraViolet Action is taking collective action against senators nationwide for failing to condemn Donald Trump's potential Cabinet appointment of Stephen Bannon.  

Bannon is a former Breitbart CEO who is also responsible for transforming the publication into an anti-establishment haven with incendiary headlines. Now he's on the short list to become president-elect Trump's chief White House strategist.

The national women’s advocacy organization states in the full page ads: “Trump appointed a White Supremacist, Anti-Semite, and Domestic Abuser Steve Bannon to be his chief White House Strategist. And Senator X Did Nothing.”

The progressive online community of over 1,000,000 women and men have targeted senators Jeff Flake, Deb Fischer, and Dean Heller with similar ads in the Arizona Republic, the Lincoln Star Journal, and the Reno Gazette Journal.

“Stephen Bannon is a white supremacist, an anti-Semite and domestic abuser and Donald Trump just made him one of the most influential people inside the White House. And yet, these Republican senators did nothing,” explained Shaunna Thomas, co-founder of UltraViolet Action.

“When our elected officials fail to speak out—or take action by blocking Trump’s Cabinet appointments—they are endorsing this behavior, and that’s unacceptable. Whether you support Trump or don’t, we can all agree that someone with Bannon’s background does not belong in the White House. These senators put party before country,” added Thomas. 

Alexandra Rosenmann is an AlterNet associate editor. Follow her @alexpreditor.

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