U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) and Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) have joined four other Michigan lawmakers in demanding the resignation of White House Senior Adviser Stephen Miller, the Advance has confirmed.
“While Stephen Miller should have never been in the White House in the first place, his emails revealing his ties to white nationalism disqualify him from creating policies that affect American families.” Stabenow said in a statement on Monday.
Last week, U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit), Dan Kildee (D-Flint), Andy Levin (D-Bloomfield Twp.) and Brenda Lawrence (D-Southfield) were among 107 Democratic members of Congress to sign a joint letter calling on President Trump to remove Miller from his administration.
The letter reads, in part: “A documented white nationalist has no place in any presidential administration, and especially not in such an influential position.”
The ongoing calls for Miller’s resignation come after an investigation published by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) earlier this month, in which the SPLC examined more than 900 emails between Miller and editors of the right-wing Breitbart News in the runup to the 2016 election. The investigation uncovered troves of evidence linking Miller to white nationalist ideology.
Miller is a major architect of key Trump immigration policies, including the “Muslim ban” executive order in 2017 and an ongoing policy of parent-child separation of immigrants at the Mexican border.