Bernie Sanders was amongst 5 Democratic presidential candidates who signed a letter from 27 U.S. senators calling on President Donald Trump to fireplace White Home senior coverage adviser Stephen Miller over his white nationalist beliefs.
The opposite candidates to signal on are Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Michael Bennet of Colorado. Sen. Kamala Harris, who dropped her candidacy, is the lead signatory.
“We write to demand the quick removing of Stephen Miller as your adviser,” mentioned the letter despatched to Trump on Monday, the Huffington Submit first reported. The letter was offered to the information web site by Harris’ workplace.
“What’s driving Mr. Miller” is “not nationwide safety, it’s white supremacy — one thing that has no place in our nation, federal authorities, and particularly not the White Home,” the letter mentioned, in keeping with the Huffington Submit. It continued: “Merely put, Mr. Miller is unfit to serve in any capability on the White Home, not to mention as a senior coverage adviser.”
Final month, the Southern Poverty Regulation Heart revealed lots of of emails despatched by Miller to a reporter on the conservative Breitbart Information, lots of them racist and anti-immigrant in nature.
Lots of the 900 emails despatched from March 2015 to June 2016 “showcase the extremist, anti-immigrant ideology that undergirds the insurance policies he has helped create as an architect of Donald Trump’s presidency,” in keeping with the middle’s report. Greater than 80 p.c of the emails relate to race or immigration.
Miller, who’s Jewish and a hardliner on immigration — his ancestors have been immigrants to the U.S. — didn’t write sympathetically or neutrally about nonwhite or foreign-born individuals.