News of Miller’s positive test delayed Pence’s scheduled departure Friday to Des Moines, Iowa, for more than an hour, and several staffers who had been in contact with her left the plane.
US President Donald Trump also attended the wedding of immigration hard-liner and advisor Stephen Miller to Katie Waldman, VP Mike Pence's press secretary.
Among the 15 Jewish groups that signed are the Anti-Defamation League, National Council of Jewish Women, and the Reform and Reconstructionist movements.
Miller responded to the letter sent on Friday by 25 Jewish Democratic House members urging President Donald Trump to dismiss Miller, focusing on his hard-line views on immigration.
“Weaponizing antisemitism is incredibly dangerous – by muddying the waters, we are no longer able to see and fight against the real anti-Semites in our midst,” the letter reads.
The other candidates to sign on are Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Michael Bennet of Colorado.
Organizations representing three streams of Judaism in a joints statement called on President Donald Trump to fire Stephen Miller as his senior policy advisor over his support for white supremacists.
Miller, who is Jewish and a hardliner on immigration did not write sympathetically or neutrally at all about nonwhite or foreign-born people.
The architect of President Donald Trump’s restrictive immigration policies, made his remarks on “Fox News Sunday” while seeking to defend his boss from charges of racism.
Researchers have found that Miller’s ancestors fled hostile conditions for Jews in Europe at the turn of the last century.