Democrats Demand Trump Fires Senior Aide, Accuse Him of ‘White Nationalism’
Democrats claim emails from Stephen Miller support his removal
House Democrats have demanded that President Donald Trump fire his senior aide Stephen Miller over leaked emails they claim prove he is a "documented white nationalist."
107 lawmakers wrote the request to Trump, who will likely reject it.
The president blasted Democratic lawmakers amid the second week of impeachment hearings led by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff.
Miller, who is currently responsible for the Trump administration's immigration policy, is known for preferring reduced immigration.
Critics of Miller claim his emails from 2015 and 2016 show how extreme his views are.
According to House Democrats, the emails "clearly establish that he is an avid white nationalist and conspiracy theorist."
The Democrats write:
"These emails included material exposing Miller’s support of white supremacist ideology and literature, xenophobic conspiracy theories, as well as his promotion of white supremacist websites."
The Southern Poverty Law Center first leaked emails from Miller to a former Breitbart News reporter.
Miller, at the time, worked for then-Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions.
Miller also faces criticism for sending a link to the anti-immigration website Vdare.com, and for naming the 1973 novel The Camp of the Saints, about a nonwhite immigrant invasion of Europe.
House Democrats claim there is a connection between Miller's book reference and Trump administration policy:
"Mr. Miller’s documented hatred of Muslim immigrants shaped your Muslim ban, and sheds new light on your administration’s intent in writing that ban," they write.
Every day Stephen Miller remains in the White House is an emergency. https://t.co/egObGuMfeX— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 19, 2019
"Mr. Miller’s clear support for halting all immigration is evident in many forms, including your continued support for ending DACA as well as the increasing difficulty of obtaining asylum and visas across all categories," they add.
"There is a clear line between Miller’s advocacy for books like Camp of the Saints — a novel celebrated by neo-Nazis for promoting the view of nonwhite immigrants as 'monsters' — and the Administration’s inhumane family separation policy, of which Miller was the primary architect."
The letter writing was driven by eight House Democrats, including anti-Trump Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.
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.
But 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.