U.S. Senator Ron Johnson is reserving judgment for now on Steve Bannon’s appointment to a key White House position.
President-elect Donald Trump has been under fire for appointing Bannon his chief strategist – based on concerns about the ex-Brietbart News editor’s alleged ties to white nationalists. Many critics, both Democrats and Republicans, have called on Trump to rescind the appointment.
In an interview with WRN, Johnson said those calling on Trump to remove Bannon are exploiting a political difference, and he’s willing to give presidents a great deal of latitude when it comes to who they surround themselves with for advisers. “I’ll reserve judgment until I see how people actually behave, what they say and how they actually govern,” he said.
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Johnson said Trump and his administration should be given a chance to get set up and start governing. “Then…people can pass judgment on what they’re actually doing, rather than immediately start criticizing.”