Nadler wants 'the boss of everybody' Stephen Miller to testify before Congress

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerSecond Democrat representing Trump district backs impeachment GOP memo deflects some gun questions to 'violence from the left' House Democrats urge Trump to end deportations of Iraqis after diabetic man's death MORE (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that he wants White House adviser Stephen Miller to testify before Congress over controversial immigration proposals, suggesting Miller is pulling the strings behind the scenes.

“Probably Stephen Miller, who seems to be the boss of everybody on immigration, ought to come before Congress and explain some of these policies," Nadler said on CNN's "State of the Union."

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor The US-Iranian scuffle over a ship is a sideshow to events in the Gulf South Korea: US, North Korea to resume nuclear talks 'soon' MORE confirmed Friday a proposal is under consideration to send detained immigrants to “sanctuary cities."

The Washington Post reported it was considered as a way to retaliate against Democrats.

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Miller was reportedly heavily involved in formulating the plan, which was repeatedly rejected by immigration officials.

Nadler has said the plan is "both morally repugnant and probably illegal."

Trump has praised Miller, but denied that he is behind the administration's immigration policy.

“Frankly, there’s only one person that's running it," he said last week. "You know who that is? It's me."

Trump has indicated he will double down on his hard-line positions on immigration by overseeing changes at the Department of Homeland Security that forced the departure of many of the agency’s upper echelon, including Secretary Kirstjen NielsenKirstjen Michele NielsenDOJ to Supreme Court: Trump decision to end DACA was lawful Top immigration aide experienced 'jolt of electricity to my soul' when Trump announced campaign Trump casts uncertainty over top intelligence role MORE