Four Michigan Democratic lawmakers are among the U.S. House members who took the lead in drafting an open letter to President Donald Trump, calling on him to “immediately remove” Senior Advisor Stephen Miller from his administration following the release of damning evidence that the senior advisor is “an avid white nationalist.”
Miller is the architect of the Trump administration’s immigration policies. The letter is signed by 107 Democratic members of Congress, including U.S. Reps. Dan Kildee (D-Flint), Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit), Andy Levin (D-Bloomfield Twp.) and Brenda Lawrence (Southfield).
The letter was in response to an investigation published by the Southern Poverty Law Center last week that examined 900 emails written to Breitbart News editors from Miller, with many including links or references to white nationalist websites and literature. Miller is known as the chief architect behind Trump’s hard-line family separation and Muslim ban policies.
Tlaib last week wrote on Twitter that Miller “is a white supremacist, period” who should be “fired immediately.”
Stephen Miller is a white supremacist, period. We didn't need these sickening emails to tell us this and now that they've come to light, he should be fired immediately. Neither him nor ideals steeped in white supremacy should have a role in our government. https://t.co/0tunAqEcIv
— Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (@RepRashida) November 15, 2019
“We formally request that you immediately remove White House Senior Advisor Stephen Miller from your administration,” the lawmakers write in the letter. “A documented white nationalist has no place in any presidential administration, and especially not in such an influential position.”
“Last week, numerous e-mails sent by Mr. Miller were made public that clearly establish that he is an avid white nationalist and conspiracy theorist,” the letter continues. “Given Mr. Miller’s role in shaping immigration policy for your administration, his documented dedication to extremist, anti-immigrant ideology and conspiracy-mongering is disqualifying.”
A version of this story first ran in the Advance’s sister outlet, the Maine Beacon. Read the story here.