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 Trump to fire White House adviser Stephen Miller 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.”

{mosads}”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


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