It’s been just about a week since Our Manchurian president illegally appointed Steve Bannon to the National Security Council – time to start pushing back.
Here’s the deal – Section (a)(6) of federal statute 50 U.S. Code 3021 lays out who may be part of the National Security Council:
(a) Establishment; presiding officer; functions; composition There is established a council to be known as the National Security Council (hereinafter in this section referred to as the “Council”).
The President of the United States shall preside over meetings of the Council: Provided, That in his absence he may designate a member of the Council to preside in his place.
The function of the Council shall be to advise the President with respect to the integration of domestic, foreign, and military policies relating to the national security so as to enable the military services and the other departments and agencies of the Government to cooperate more effectively in matters involving the national security.
The Council shall be composed of—
(1) the President;
(2) the Vice President;
(3) the Secretary of State;
(4) the Secretary of Defense;
(5) the Secretary of Energy; and
(6) the Secretaries and Under Secretaries of other executive departments and of the military departments, when appointed by the President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to serve at his pleasure.
While there are other committees under the NSC where (at the pleasure of Our Manchurian president) Bannon could serve, Bannon can not be appointed to the NSC itself. This is clearly illegal and needs to be addressed; at the very least Bannon would have to go through the Senate confirmation/approval in order to serve.
And a very public Senate confirmation hearing will undoubtedly direct a blinding light on this human cockroach.
Wake up, people.
In other You Can’t Make This Shit Up news, Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine is lobbying hard to run NASA. Bridenstine’s reasons for wanting to run NASA are reasonable, however (and there’s ALWAYS a ‘however’ with these jackanapes), he has a dark side.
You say you don’t know who Bridenstine is? Let us refresh your memory (Pro Tip: he once said Obama should be executed):