House Democrats on Friday welcomed President Trump's decision to fire chief strategist Steve Bannon, whose last day in the White House will be Friday.
Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, wrote on Twitter, "Good. He had no business being there to begin with."
Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., also said Bannon should never have held the job.
"Steve Bannon should have never been a White House official, and his ouster is no substitute for moral leadership from the president," she said on Twitter.
Steve Bannon should have never been a White House official, and his ouster is no substitute for moral leadership from the President.— Nita Lowey (@NitaLowey) August 18, 2017
Bannon was already under pressure to leave after reports that he was leaking out damaging information about national security adviser H.R. McMaster. Democrats have also criticized Bannon in the wake of Trump's response to the Charlottesville, Va., attack.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., argued on Twitter that Bannon's removal doesn't completely solve that problem for Trump.
"Steve Bannon's exit does not erase @realDonaldTrump's long record of lifting up racist viewpoints & advancing repulsive policies," Pelosi tweeted.
On Tuesday, Trump indicated he might soon be on the way out by saying, "We'll see what happens with Mr. Bannon."