The Houston Chronicle reports:
A prominent Texas Democrat is joining calls from Congress for the resignation of a White House adviser credited with shaping President Donald Trump’s immigration policies after the Southern Poverty Law Center published emails showing the adviser promoting white nationalist viewpoints.
U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, a San Antonio Democrat who leads the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, on Thursday called Stephen Miller “a white nationalist” who “has no business serving in the White House.”
“It’s clearer than ever that Stephen Miller is a far-right white nationalist with a racist and xenophobic worldview,” Castro said in a statement issued with the leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus and the Congressional Progressive Caucus. “His beliefs are appalling, indefensible, and completely at odds with public service.”
The White House has scoffed at the source of the documents, painting the SPLC as a discredited group and defending Miller in an indication that one of Trump’s longest tenured and most influential aides will weather the controversy.
“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,” deputy White House press secretary Hogan Gidley said in a statement.