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(RNS) — In a joint statement, three American Jewish movements and their rabbinical associations have called for the dismissal of Stephen Miller, President Trump’s senior adviser, in light of emails documented by a civil rights group that suggest he has white supremacist views.
The statement, titled “White supremacy has no place in the White House,” comes after a Nov. 12 report from the Southern Poverty Law Center revealed portions of emails Miller sent to editors of the conservative website Breitbart during 2015 and 2016, before he began working in the White House.
Emails - References - Ideology - Defense - Confederate
Those emails contain references to anti-immigrant ideology and a defense of Confederate statues in the wake of the 2015 shooting at the Emanuel AME church in Charleston, among other things. Miller’s emails consist mostly of advice to editors of Breitbart, the anti-immigrant news site previously headed by Stephen K. Bannon, another former White House adviser.
“Such views are reprehensible on their own, but they are entirely unacceptable for someone tasked with shaping the laws, interests, and values of the United States,” the statement says.
Statement - Heels - Letter - Lawmakers - Thursday
The statement comes on the heels of a letter signed by more than 100 Democratic lawmakers Thursday (Nov. 21) that also called on the president to fire...
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