This past Friday, our so-called “president” withdrew his nomination for ICE Director, Ronald Vitiello, stating that his reason behind the decision was that he wanted to take ICE in a “tougher direction.” But, it has now come to light that Trump’s Senior Advisor, Stephen Miller, “directly lobbied” Trump to take Vitiello out of the running.
According to CNN’s Kaitlan Collins:
News — Stephen Miller directly lobbied President Trump to withdraw Ron Vitiello’s nomination to lead ICE, multiple sources say. Miller went to Trump and said Vitiello was not fully in favor of closing the southern border.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) April 5, 2019
Since then, the response to the news of Miller having any kind of influence over the “president” that might affect Homeland Security, has been resounding, and today, one lawmaker called him out directly for what he is — a white nationalist.
Rep Ilahn Omar (D-MN) took to Twitter with her thoughts, and she did NOT hold back!
Stephen Miller is a white nationalist. The fact that he still has influence on policy and political appointments is an outrage
Stephen Miller is a white nationalist. The fact that he still has influence on policy and political appointments is an outrage. https://t.co/7NyMDgojd7
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) April 8, 2019
She’s absolutely right, and she’s not the only one to point this out.
When I profiled Stephen Miller back in 2016, a person who used to work with him asked for anonymity because “He’s going to find out that I spoke with you and I’m going to end up in a camp somewhere.” https://t.co/sGrkbcY5cQ
— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) April 8, 2019
Stephen Miller, the most notorious racist in the Trump White House, wants to take over DHS.
— Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) April 8, 2019
More high level departures coming in Trump’s purge. He is basically gutting the DHS – Stephen Miller has the reins now. Pay attention everyone!!! https://t.co/2KSwbhqG32
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) April 8, 2019
Also disturbing is this thought, tweeted out by former Obama Administration Deputy AG Marty Lederman:
If Stephen Miller has this much control, we can only expect Trump’s stance on immigration and the treatment of people being detained is only going to get much, much worse and that’s terrifying.
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