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Foster calls on Trump to dump Miller for 'white nationalist' views

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville
U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster called on President Donald Trump to fire his senior adviser, Stephen Miller, for his “white nationalist” views.

Foster, along with several of his Congressional colleagues, signed a letter to Trump on Thursday asking for Miller’s removal.

They wrote to Trump after the Southern Poverty Law Center published emails Miller wrote that the activist group alleges contain white nationalist sentiments, connecting them to policy proposals he pushed for in the administration.

“Stephen Miller’s white nationalist views have infected U.S. policy for too long,” Foster said in a Facebook post explaining the reasoning for the letter. “I joined over 100 of my colleagues demanding his immediate removal from the White House.”

In the letter, the members said that the emails Miller sent showed he was a “white nationalist and conspiracy theorist” and exposed his support of white supremacist ideology and literature.

The members said in the letter that Miller has “no place in any presidential administration, and especially not in such an influential position,” and that his emails were “beyond disturbing.” They pointed to examples of policies which they say are related to Miller’s views, including the travel ban on some Muslim-majority countries and the administration’s efforts to restrict some kinds of immigration.

“Miller’s emails and the sentiments expressed in them are incompatible with public service and render him unfit to shape any policy – immigration or otherwise,” they wrote.

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