Calls from elected officials for white supremacist Stephen Miller to leave the White House aren’t coming just from the House. Two dozen senators so far—all Democrats—told HuffPost that they also believe he should resign or be fired over his anti-immigrant policies and radical views, which have been further exposed in hundreds of recently leaked emails.
“Stephen Miller has championed this administration’s cruelest initiatives,” said Nevada Sen. Jacky Rosen. “From family separation to terminating TPS and DACA, he's used his role to impose his extreme views on policy.” Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono said, “Stephen Miller’s emails reinforce what we’ve known all along: that white nationalism permeates Donald Trump’s administration. He should resign.” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said, “On the long list of people that work in the Trump administration who we believe should not be there, Stephen Miller is at the top of that list.”
Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith agreed that Miller should resign but noted that he should “never have been near the White House to begin with.” Fact, and only in the Trump administration would someone with a history and views as demented as Stephen Miller’s slither into one of the highest positions in government, with vast influence over both policy and the president. In their letter calling for Miller’s firing, more than 100 House Democrats said, “Miller has stoked bigotry, hate, and division with his extreme political rhetoric and policies throughout his career … he is unfit to serve and should immediately leave his post.”
In their letter calling for Miller’s resignation, Jewish groups said, “Stephen Miller’s penchant for white nationalism has been public knowledge for some time, but on November 12, we finally saw the paper trail confirming what we all suspected: Stephen Miller is a white nationalist.” Among the revelations in Hatewatch’s investigation is Miller’s close ties to the anti-immigrant hate group Center for Immigration Studies, a group with a “decades-long history of circulating racist writers, while also associating with white nationalists”—like Miller.
Meanwhile, HuffPost said all but one of the 53 Republican senators contacted ignored it. “I’m unfamiliar with the whole issue,” North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer claimed in his nonanswer. It’s really so amazing how little Republicans seem to know about the daily news, from the president’s racist tweets to his abuse of office to the racist ideology of his top immigration adviser. Perhaps they, like Miller, would be better off in other jobs.