Stephen Miller’s uncle: ‘Dozens’ of family members told me to speak out against him

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The uncle of White House senior adviser Stephen Miller said many of his family members pushed him to slam his nephew in a scathing editorial referring to him as an “immigration hypocrite.”

“I have a huge family,” David Glosser said during an appearance on CNN on Tuesday. “I wouldn’t offer to speak for my entire family, but dozens of family members encouraged me to push forward with this.”

Glosser said he also didn’t expect to change Miller’s stance on immigration following the release of his fiery editorial on Monday.

“It appears he made his entire political and personal career on this single issue for reasons that I don’t really know,” he said. 

“The reason I wrote it now is because the administration has had an increasingly hostile posture towards desperate people trying to get into the country,” Glosser said, adding that he had already been posting his opinions on the country’s immigration policies for the “past year or two.” 

{mosads} “But various members of the family, as well as myself, thought I could no longer remain … [a] quiet voice on the subject in light of the incarceration of all these children,” Glosser continued, calling the Trump administration’s controversial immigration policies implemented in the past several months an “inexcusable cruelty.”

Though Glosser said he hasn’t had much communication with Miller in the past 10 years he said writing the critical editorial of his nephew was difficult. 

“I write this more in sadness than in anger,” adding that he has not been interested in “public notoriety.”

“But, as I say, I felt it was incumbent upon me to raise my voice to let people know that this is a country of immigrants. Our family were immigrants, in fact they we were refugees,” Glosser said. “If my ancestors had not immigrated to the United States when they did, if they waited a few more years until 1924, the door would’ve been shut.”

The remarks Glosser made during the interview echo similar sentiments he made in his editorial published by Politico on Monday. 

In the editorial, Glosser called out his nephew and described how their family fled the village of Antopol, in what is now known as Belarus, to come to America.

Glosser also described in the editorial how he has watched with “dismay and increasing horror” as his nephew has become “the architect of immigration policies that repudiate the very foundation of our family’s life in this country.” 

He also called out President Trump and his administration over its controversial immigration policies.

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