Miami Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen welcomed news earlier this week that President Donald Trump had removed chief strategist Steve Bannon from the National Security Council. But should Trump go further and kick Bannon out of the White House?
That was the question local Democratic pollster and radio host Fernand Amandi posed the congresswoman Friday morning, after several reports that Bannon is increasingly isolated inside the White House.
"I think it will be welcome news for the nation" if Bannon leaves the administration, Ros-Lehtinen said on Amandi's WIOD-AM (610) show. "His views are not in line with our country. We are an inclusive country that welcomes different points of views. His ties to certain groups are very worrisome."
"I think his days are numbered in that administration," continued Ros-Lehtinen, a frequent Trump critic who represents a Democratic-leaning district and doesn't have close White House ties. "And I think profound changes will be coming in the shakeup in the White House in the coming months."
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