Omar renews claim Stephen Miller is a 'white nationalist' amid calls for him to step down

Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarMedia's selective outrage exposed in McSally-Raju kerfuffle Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Jayapal endorses Sanders Sanders, Warren battle for progressive endorsements MORE (D-Minn.) on Tuesday said recently revealed emails prove that White House adviser Stephen MillerStephen MillerConservatives slam Warren's call to put transgender women in women's prisons Immigrants are an economic boon to America Giuliani's unofficial role allowed him to avoid White House disclosure rules: report MORE is a white nationalist and should step down. 

Miller is under fire after the release of emails in which he and a former Breitbart News reporter exchanged information that was circulating on white supremacy sites.


The emails were shared with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) by former Breitbart reporter Katie McHugh, who was fired from the conservative news site after tweeting that there would be no terror attacks in the United States if Muslims didn't live here. McHugh has since disavowed her ties to white supremacy groups and attempted to move on.

Miller, then a Trump campaign staffer, shared content from white supremacy sites with McHugh and also recommended that she read Jean Raspail’s racist novel “Camp of the Saints.” He also lauded the immigration policies of President Calvin Coolidge, which served as a stated inspiration for Adolf Hitler.

“As I said earlier this year: Stephen Miller is a white nationalist," Omar tweeted Wednesday. "And now we have the emails to prove it. This type of racism and hatred has no place in our government. Miller needs to step down. Now.”

Omar had previously called Miller a white nationalist in April.

The White House has denounced the SPLC as an “utterly-discredited, long-debunked far-left smear organization” in the wake of the report, but did not address whether the emails were authentic.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezNYT editorial board endorses Warren, Klobuchar for Democratic nomination for president Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Jayapal endorses Sanders Sanders, Warren battle for progressive endorsements MORE (D-N.Y.) also called for Miller’s resignation following the emails’ release, tweeting Tuesday, “Stephen Miller, Trump’s architect of mass human rights abuses at the border (including child separation & detention camps w/ child fatalities) has been exposed as a bonafide white nationalist.”

“He’s still at the White House shaping US immigration policy. Miller must resign. Now,” she added.

Miller has been seen as a key player on most of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Trump administration planning to crack down on 'birth tourism': report George Conway on Trump adding Dershowitz, Starr to legal team: 'Hard to see how either could help' MORE's border policies, as well as the travel ban targeting people from a number of predominantly Muslim countries.