Schiff: Miller, Gorka 'shouldn't be' in White House

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffMask rules spark political games and a nasty environment in the House CIA says 'Havana syndrome' unlikely a result of 'worldwide campaign' by foreign power The Hill's Morning Report - Biden to make voting rights play in Atlanta MORE (D-Calif.) said Sunday that President Trump's senior policy adviser Stephen Miller and national security aide Sebastian Gorka shouldn't work in the White House, echoing calls from other Democratic lawmakers for the two Trump aides to be fired.

"There's certainly a lot of people on the White House staff and [National Security Council] staff that shouldn't be there," Schiff said on CNN's "State of the Union."

"People like Miller and Gorka and others, who not only I think represent the same thing that Steve Bannon did, but aren't capable doing the job well," he continued. "So yes, I think there's more cleaning house that ought to take place." 


Schiff's comments came two days after Stephen Bannon left his post as Trump's chief strategist, bringing to an end the populist firebrand's turbulent tenure in the Trump administration. 

Bannon was seen as an influential adviser to Trump who often helped translate the president's populist and nationalist impulses into policy. 

But critics often accused Bannon of being a dark force within Trump's White House who fueled tensions and pushed his own agenda. 

Miller and Gorka are seen by many as espousing ideas similar to those pushed by Bannon. Some Democrats have called for their removals in recent days, as tensions heighten over Trump's comments on last weekend's violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va.