FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 13, 2020
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Bend the Arc Statement on Congressional Resolution Condemning Stephen Miller
WASHINGTON, DC — Bend the Arc: Jewish Action CEO Stosh Cotler released the following statement on Thursday in response to the introduction of House and Senate resolutions calling for White House adviser Stephen Miller’s resignation “for trafficking in bigotry, hatred, and divisive political rhetoric”:
“Stephen Miller’s emails paint a picture of someone who is obsessed with scapegoating people of color and immigrants to further his dangerous white supremacist agenda at all costs. He has promoted white nationalist literature, pushed racist narratives about immigrants, and lamented the removal of Confederate symbols following the Charleston Massacre. During his time in the White House, Miller has turned his white nationalist views into official policy as the chief author of Trump’s Muslim ban and immigration policies which have resulted in the brutal separation of thousands of families, as well as abuse and death in crowded detention camps which continues to this day.
As Jewish Americans, we are called to speak out when we see history repeating itself. We reject the white nationalist ideals of racial purity held by Miller and his allies, and join together in solidarity with all communities who have been targeted by the Trump Administration’s bigoted rhetoric and policies. Stephen Miller does not represent or speak for our community, and has no business serving in a taxpayer-funded position of power. I am grateful that Senators and Representatives are joining with thousands of Americans in calling for Stephen Miller to resign."