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 OmarFive takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio Democrats debate in Ohio: Who came out on top? Ocasio-Cortez to endorse Sanders for president MORE (D-Minn.) and Mark PocanMark William PocanTop progressive calls for Pompeo's salary to be withheld over Sondland's blocked testimony Democrats take Trump impeachment case to voters Democrats press Nadler to hold Lewandowski in contempt 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 ZeldinState Dept. official told to 'lay low' after voicing concerns about Giuliani: Dem lawmaker Democrats gauge support for vote on impeachment inquiry This week: Congress returns to chaotic Washington 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 TrumpWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio Democrats debate in Ohio: Who came out on top? 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 BidenWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio New study: Full-scale 'Medicare for All' costs trillion over 10 years MORE as his running mate to be vice president.