Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) participates in a House Education and Labor Committee Markup on the H.R. 582 Raise The Wage Act, in the Rayburn House Office Building on March 6, 2019 in Washington, D.C.
(photo credit: MARK WILSON / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)
Rep. Ilhan Omar called right-wing White House adviser Stephen Miller a white nationalist on Monday night.
"Stephen Miller is a white nationalist. The fact that he still has influence on policy and political appointments is an outrage," Omar tweeted.
Some were quick to call out Omar’s tweet because Miller is Jewish. A reported friend of former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, Arthur Schwartz, called Omar’s attack, “on brand for notorious Jew-hating.”
In Omar's tweet, she attached a link to a Splinter News
story, which cites CNN, claiming that Miller had pushed Trump to back out of the administration's nomination for Ronald Vitiello as head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. On Friday, Trump said he withdrew Vitiello's nomination because he wanted to go in a “tougher direction.”
"We’re going in a little different direction," Trump said Friday according to The Hill.
"Ron’s a good man, but we’re going in a tougher direction."
Miller reportedly went to Trump, urging him not to appoint Vitiello, because Vitiello did not support closing the border with Mexico.
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