Arizona Senator John McCain voiced concern about White House strategist and former Breitbart exec Steve Bannon being placed on the National Security Council while minimizing the role of the heads of the military and intelligence.
Bannon was placed on the council via an executive order Friday.
“I am worried about the National Security Council. Who are the members of it and who are the permanent members? The appointment of Mr. Bannon is something which is a radical departure from any National Security Council in history,” McCain said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday.
“The role of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has been diminished, I understand, with this reorganization. The one person who is indispensable would be the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in my view. So it’s of concern, this ‘reorganization.'”
Bannon has become an incredibly powerful figure in the Trump White House. He is reportedly the man behind Trump’s executive orders and personally overruled the Department of Homeland Security to include green card holders in Trump’s travel ban.
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