Stacey Abrams says Stephen Miller shows 'vestiges of white nationalism'

Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) said Tuesday that she believes senior White House adviser Stephen Miller shows signs of supporting a white nationalist ideology.

In an interview with CNN, Abrams was asked whether she believes Miller is a white nationalist, as some Democratic members of Congress, including Reps. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOmar blasts Trump's comment about accepting foreign campaign dirt as 'un-American' Omar blasts Trump's comment about accepting foreign campaign dirt as 'un-American' Hillicon Valley: Hacker group targeted electric grid | House Democrats press CBP over facial recognition program | Senators offer bill to protect health data | Groups file FCC complaint over carriers' use of location data MORE (D-Minn.) and Mark PocanMark William PocanOn The Money: DOJ offers legal opinion backing refusal to release Trump tax returns | Centrist Democrats raise concerns over minimum wage | Trump bashes Powell ahead of crucial Fed meeting | Design leaks for Harriet Tubman bill On The Money: DOJ offers legal opinion backing refusal to release Trump tax returns | Centrist Democrats raise concerns over minimum wage | Trump bashes Powell ahead of crucial Fed meeting | Design leaks for Harriet Tubman bill Centrist Democrats raise concerns over minimum wage push MORE (D-Wis.), have alleged.

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“I believe that what we have seen from Stephen Miller is vestiges of white nationalism," Abrams responded, adding that Democrats never had the chance to question Miller on his views and ascertain what he believes.

"The problem is, we've never been able to fully investigate who he is and where he stands," she said.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

A tweet from Omar earlier Tuesday accused Miller of being a white nationalist. She was quickly criticized by some Republicans, including Rep. Lee ZeldinLee ZeldinOvernight Defense: Trump hails D-Day veterans in Normandy | Trump, Macron downplay rift on Iran | Trump mourns West Point cadet's death in accident | Pentagon closes review of deadly Niger ambush Lee Zeldin responds to Ilhan Omar accusing him of 'bigotry' Lee Zeldin responds to Ilhan Omar accusing him of 'bigotry' MORE (N.Y.), who previously accused her of making anti-Semitic remarks with her criticism of Israel and the pro-Israel lobby in the U.S.

"Stephen Miller is a white nationalist. The fact that he still has influence on policy and political appointments is an outrage," Omar wrote Tuesday.

Several Democrats defended Omar, one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, arguing that identical criticism of Miller made by white lawmakers like Pocan did not stir up controversy.

"Last year I called Stephen Miller a white nationalist, but @RepLeeZeldin & @DonaldJTrumpJr never accused me of anti-Semitism," Pocan tweeted.

"Rather than attacking @IlhanMN, why won't they stand up to white nationalism & President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Trump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Ocasio-Cortez claps back at Trump after he cites her in tweet rejecting impeachment MORE's support for 'very fine people'?" he added.

Abrams is said to be considering a White House bid in 2020. She recently rejected speculation that she was considering joining a ticket with former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Biden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Yang: Standing next to Biden on debate stage would help boost name recognition MORE as his running mate to be vice president.