If top White House advisor Stephen Miller does not resign voluntarily, President Donald Trump should immediately fire him.
“Stephen Miller is an avowed white supremacist whose sole purpose in the Trump administration is to normalize and institutionalize racist, anti-immigrant hate. He deserves no place in government.”
—Heidi Hess, CREDO ActionThat is the straightforward message contained in a letter signed by 27 Democratic Senators and reportedly sent to the White House on Monday. The effort behind the letter was led by Sen. Kamala Harris of California and among the signatories are 2020 presidential candidates Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Michael Bennet.
Citing the top White House aide’s history of bigoted behaviors and policy proposals—as well as damning reporting last month detailing his allegiance to white nationalist ideologies—the letter states, “Simply put, Mr. Miller is unfit to serve in any capacity at the White House, let alone as a senior policy adviser.”
It is far from the first time that demands have gone up for Miller to either resign or be removed from his top White House post.
As the Huffington Post, which first obtained and reported on the letter, reports:
With such reports confirming Miller has “advanced white nationalist, anti-immigrant ideologies,” the Senators told Trump in their letter, “Continuing to employ him as the senior architect of your immigration policies ensures that those policies discriminate against individuals of color to advance white nationalist ideals. He must be removed.”
Also on Monday, a group of civil rights and progressive advocacy groups—including CREDO Action, Presente, United We Dream, Bend the Arc Jewish Action, and others—launched a joint petition campaign to call for Miller’s ouster.
“Stephen Miller is an avowed white supremacist whose sole purpose in the Trump administration is to normalize and institutionalize racist, anti-immigrant hate. He deserves no place in government,” said CREDO Action co-director Heidi Hess. “We applaud Sen. Harris’ efforts and encourage Congress to go even further. Both chambers should pass resolutions condemning Miller’s racism and his position in the White House as the architect of Trump’s discriminatory immigration policies which terrorize and harm Black and Brown immigrant communities.”