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

Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarSanders, Omar to hit campaign trail in New Hampshire House approves two-state resolution in implicit rebuke of Trump Al Green calls for including Trump's 'racism' in impeachment articles MORE (D-Minn.) on Tuesday said recently revealed emails prove that White House adviser Stephen MillerStephen MillerSenate Democrats demand Trump fire Stephen Miller Marianne Williamson roasted for claim Trump pardoned Charles Manson Juan Williams: Stephen Miller must be fired 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.

ADVERTISEMENT

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-CortezTrump tops list of most tweeted about politicians in 2019 Buttigieg campaign says 2000 people attended Iowa rally Trump keeps Obama immigration program, and Democrats blast him 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 TrumpLawmakers release defense bill with parental leave-for-Space-Force deal House Democrats expected to unveil articles of impeachment Tuesday Houston police chief excoriates McConnell, Cornyn and Cruz on gun violence MORE's border policies, as well as the travel ban targeting people from a number of predominantly Muslim countries.