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 OmarDemocrats' CNN town halls exposed an extreme agenda Tucker Carlson: Since immigrating to US, Omar has 'spent the rest of her life attacking this country' Pelosi: Dems may get to impeachment, but 'we're not there yet' MORE (D-Minn.) and Mark PocanMark William PocanAppeals court rules House chaplain can reject secular prayers Dems counter portrait of discord Divided Dems look to regroup MORE (D-Wis.), have alleged.


“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 ZeldinCo-founder of Israel boycott movement denied entry to US: report GOP to launch discharge petition on anti-BDS measure Stacey Abrams says Stephen Miller shows 'vestiges of white nationalism' 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 TrumpDemocrats' CNN town halls exposed an extreme agenda Buttigieg says he doubts Sanders can win general election Post-Mueller, Trump has a good story to tell for 2020 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 BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenButtigieg says he doubts Sanders can win general election This is the Joe Biden you rarely see Minorities, older adults push Biden to top of 2020 poll MORE as his running mate to be vice president.