Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) introduced a resolution Thursday condemning White House adviser Stephen Miller and calling for his resignation, citing his role in the Trump administration’s controversial immigration policies and emails showing he promoted stories from white nationalist publications.
“Stephen Miller is the hateful force behind the cruel and xenophobic policies that have defined the Trump administration. His white supremacist, anti-immigrant ideology has no place in our country, let alone the White House,” Harris said in a statement. “I’m proud to lead this effort on behalf of immigrant families in California and throughout the country.”
“Americans, and in particular the Latino community, will never forget it was President Trump and Stephen Miller’s hateful rhetoric that helped inspire the deadly attack in El Paso where 22 individuals were killed for being Latino,” Castro said. “When we see the families suffering at the border or being torn apart by [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] ICE raids, we can look to Stephen Miller as the main architect of the Administration’s cruel anti-immigrant policies. He must be removed from the White House immediately to stop further damage to our country and our communities.”
The resolution was sponsored in the Senate by Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and in the House by Reps. Judy Chu (D-Calif.), Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), Don Beyer (D-Va.) and Brad Schneider (D-Ill.).
The White House has stood by Miller, calling the Southern Poverty Law Center, which published Miller’s emails, “discredited.”