107 Democrats Call For Firing Of Senior White House Adviser

More than 100 Democratic lawmakers have signed a letter to the White House calling for the immediate firing of senior adviser Stephen Miller.

Miller initially faced calls to resign from several prominent Democrats following the release of hundreds of emails exchanged between Miller and a former Breitbart associate.

NBC News reports Miller, in the letters, “urged Breitbart’s increased coverage of crimes by Hispanic and nonwhite people.” The emails were also reportedly linked to white nationalist websites.

NBC News reports:

Miller was appointed senior policy adviser to the Trump campaign in January 2016 and later joined President Donald Trump’s transition team. He currently advises the president on immigration policy and is credited with spearheading Trump’s hard-line efforts on border security.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., tweeted a petition demanding Miller’s resignation.

“Stephen Miller must resign. Now,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Each day we allow a white nationalist to be in charge of US immigration policy is a day where thousands of children & families lives are in danger.”

Other Democratic politicians made similar statements. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., said Miller needs to step down. Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro called Miller and Trump “a shame to our nation.” Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., tweeted that Trump should fire Miller immediately.

Twice-failed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton also joined in on the calls for Miller to be fired.

Daily Mail reports:

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Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has called on Stephen Miller to be fired after the White House adviser was accused of promoting ‘white nationalist and racist propaganda.’

‘Every day Stephen Miller remains in the White House is an emergency,’ Clinton tweeted on Tuesday along with a letter endorsed by groups like the NAACP.

The letter to Donald Trump says that Miller, who has helped to guide the president’s immigration policy, ‘has stoked bigotry, hate, and division with his extreme political rhetoric and policies throughout his career.’

Since the release of the emails, Democratic lawmakers have rallied more support behind the calls to have Miller removed and 107 members signed onto a letter calling for his immediate resignation.

“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,” the lawmakers said in the letter, the Hill reports.

“These are just a few obvious examples of Mr. Miller’s white supremacist influence on your immigration policy, and it seems likely that his perfidious adherence to extremist ideology has shaped your administration in ways that are not yet public,” they continued. “Miller’s emails and the sentiments expressed in them are incompatible with public service and render him unfit to shape any policy – immigration or otherwise.”