Pelosi calls on Trump to fire additional staff

Nancy Pelosi, U.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader, Photo Date: 4/21/2016
Nancy Pelosi, U.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader, Photo Date: 4/21/2016(WHSV)
Published: Aug. 18, 2017 at 2:12 PM CDT
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House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said the departure of White House adviser Steve Bannon is "welcome news," but she is calling on President Donald Trump to fire additional staff.

Pelosi said in a statement that Bannon's departure "doesn't disguise where President Trump himself stands on white supremacists and the bigoted beliefs they advance."

Trump has said "both sides" are to blame for the clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white supremacists and counter-protesters last weekend. One woman protesting the far-right extremist groups died when a car drove into a crowd.

Pelosi said Trump's administration "must not only purge itself of the remaining white supremacists on staff but abandon the bigoted ideology that clearly governs its decisions."

She did not say which staffers she believes are white supremacists.