Peters, Stabenow join calls for Trump aide Stephen Miller to resign

    U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters at the NAACP dinner | Andrew Roth

    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.”

    4 Michigan members of Congress call for Trump aide Stephen Miller’s firing

    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.

    Laina G. Stebbins
    Laina G. Stebbins covers the environment, immigration and criminal justice. She is a graduate of Michigan State University’s School of Journalism, where she served as Founding Editor of The Tab Michigan State and as a reporter for the Capital News Service. When Laina is not writing or listening to podcasts, she loves art and design, discovering new music, being out in nature and spending time with her two cats Rainn and Remy.