Dozens of civil rights groups call on Trump to fire Stephen Miller

More than 50 civil rights groups have signed a letter calling on President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says his advice to impeachment defense team is 'just be honest' Trump expands tariffs on steel and aluminum imports CNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group MORE to fire 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 after emails obtained by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) revealed that Miller had promoted materials linked to white nationalism within conservative media circles prior to joining the Trump administration.

In a letter to the White House, 59 groups led by The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights wrote that Miller "represents white supremacy, violent extremism, and hate — all ideologies that are antithetical to the fundamental values that guide our democracy."


"Allowing him to remain a White House advisor is a betrayal of our national ideals of justice, inclusion, and fairness. We call on you to halt your own hateful actions and rhetoric and remove all hate enthusiasts from the administration," wrote the coalition of groups including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Lambda Legal, a leading LGBT civil rights organization.

"Unless and until you fire Stephen Miller — and all who promulgate bigotry — and abandon your administration’s anti-civil rights agenda, you will continue to be responsible for the violence fueled by that hate," the letter continues, adding: "Stephen Miller’s racist, deadly agenda is contributing to this violence and must be stopped."

The White House did not immediately return a request for comment on the letter Monday evening.

White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley previously sought to defend Miller in a statement on Saturday, while the White House has sought to discredit the SPLC's reporting.

“I work with Stephen. I know Stephen. He loves this country and hates bigotry in all forms – and it deeply concerns me as to why so many on the left consistently attack Jewish members of this Administration,” Gidley said in a statement