GOP Congresswoman: Trump should oust Bannon

MIAMI — Republican U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen said Friday that embattled presidential adviser Steve Bannon should be completely ousted from the White House because he has un-American views.

“I think it would be welcome news for the nation,” Ros-Lehtinen, who cheered Bannon’s recent removal as a National Security Council principal, said on the “Fernand Amandi Show” on 610-WIOD in Miami.

“I think his days are numbered in that administration. And I think profound changes will be coming,” she said, predicting “a shakeup in the White House in the coming months.”

Ros-Lehtinen didn’t specify what her specific disagreements with Bannon were, but the pro-immigration reform congresswoman has clashed with the Trump administration over its deportation and refugee policies as well as its position on transgender restrooms.

Ros-Lehtinen sits in a Miami congressional district that President Trump lost. Her son, Rodrigo Lehtinen, is transgender.

Bannon, accused by many critics for injecting a strain of isolationism and white nationalism into Trump’s campaign and administration, didn’t return a message for comment.

“His views are not in line with our country,” Ros-Lehtinen, a foreign policy hawk and member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said of Bannon. “We are an inclusive country that welcomes different points of views. His ties to certain groups are very worrisome.”

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