Trump 'Should Fire Stephen Miller Now': GOP Lawmaker Slams White House over 'Human Rights Mess'

Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) called out President Donald Trump on Thursday for his disastrous border policy and even called on the White House to fire a top adviser.

"I’m glad the President ended the border separation policy, but there’s more work to do," Coffman wrote on Twitter. "I’m going to the border in TX myself this weekend to see the situation firsthand and learn more about what needs to get done."

He continued: "The President should put a General, a respected retired CEO ... or some other senior leadership figure on the job of making sure each and every child is returned to their parents."

Many Republicans have voiced concerns about the president's "zero-tolerance" policy at the border which led to the separating of families and the detaining of young children and babies. If that was all Coffman has said, his comments may not have been particularly noteworthy.

But Coffman continued, noting that the president is responsible for the crisis he created and that he needs to start acting like it. 

"And the President should fire Stephen Miller now," Coffman wrote. "This is a human rights mess. It is on the President to clean it up and fire the people responsible for making it."

Miller is widely believed to be one of the most fervent defenders of anti-immigrant policy within the White House. He previously worked for Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who spearheaded the launch of the new "zero-tolerance" prosecutions against families.

And according to a recent article in the Atlantic, Miller was happy that the policy led to a massive public backlash

"[For] Miller, the public outrage and anger elicited by policies like forced family separation are a feature, not a bug," wrote McKay Coppins.

Coffman is right — when looking for people to fire over this mess, Miller is a good place to start.


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