Hillary Clinton Calls for White House Adviser Stephen Miller To Be Removed
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham blasted Clinton's tweets
Twice failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on White House aide Stephen Miller to be removed from his position on Tuesday.
Clinton cited a letter from the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights that demanded Miller’s removal.
“Every day Stephen Miller remains in the White House is an emergency,” Clinton tweeted.
The group claimed Miller was representing “white supremacy," which was based on a report from the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The report claims leaked emails from Miller to Breitbart in 2015 and 2016 show he “promoted white nationalist literature, pushed racist immigration stories and obsessed over the loss of Confederate symbols.”
The letter blamed Miller for policies including “the devastating Muslim ban, efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a ban on transgender people serving in the military, and the family separation policy that has led to the cruel and inhumane treatment of immigrant families in detention centers throughout our nation.”
Clinton tweeted about Miller on Nov. 13.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez then used Twitter posts on Nov. 12 and 13 to demand that Miller be removed because of what the SPLC had to say about him.
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham blasted Clinton's tweets:
“Every day Hillary Clinton was in office WAS an actual emergency,” Grisham said in a statement to Fox News.
“Lest we forget her policies helped create a massacre in Benghazi, Libya, a humanitarian disaster in Syria, and the rise of ISIS in Iraq," she added.
"Stephen Miller is dedicated to this country, and I am proud to work alongside him every single day with the goal of making our nation even greater."
"He is a friend and colleague, and we are lucky to have him in the White House.”
Every day Stephen Miller remains in the White House is an emergency. https://t.co/egObGuMfeX— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 19, 2019
Every day that you were denied residence in the White House is a CELEBRATION, Hillary! 🍾🍻🎉🎊— Bradley Scott 🙏🇺🇸 (@Hoosiers1986) November 19, 2019
@HillaryClinton Every now and again, you come out "barking" your thoughts on something. Today, it was about you wanting Stephen Miller removed from the Trump administration. Do you not realize that no one really is listening to you anymore, really don't care bout your thoughts.— George Danforth (@danforth_george) November 19, 2019
Stephen Miller is a white nationalist. The cruelty has always been his point. And he never should of had the chance to inflict so much pain. https://t.co/R9bPKS7xlk— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) November 19, 2019
But Democratic Reps, including Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, supported Clinton.
According to its reporting on the leaked emails published by the SPLC, NBC tried to portray Miller as having “more editorial influence over the right-wing news website Breitbart during the 2016 presidential campaign than previously known and attempted to push articles attacking then-presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.”
NBC published a Breitbart statement in response, noting that it is “not exactly a newsflash that political staffers pitch stories to journalists — sometimes those pitches are successful, sometimes not.”
A spokesman for the White House, Hogan Gidley, said the attacks on Miller reflects anti-Semitism as he's Jewish.
Gidley said in a statement to NBC:
“Mr. Miller condemns racism and bigotry in all forms, but what deeply concerns me is how so many on the left are allowed to spread vile anti-Semitism and consistently attack proud Jewish members of this administration."