Stephen Miller, who served as one of former President Donald Trump’s senior advisers and was the chief architect behind the administration’s hardline immigration policies, derided President Joe Biden‘s speech before Congress for lacking “warmth.”
Miller’s comments came as Biden marked his administration’s accomplishments during its first 100 days and as he pledged further reforms, including a revamping of benefits, that run counter to Republicans‘ desires for smaller government.
“So far, this speech is written in the ‘laundry list’ style — the least inspired format for a congressional address,” Miller said during Biden’s address.
“It is striking just how tedious & unoriginal the rhetoric was in Biden’s speech,” he added. “Also, no outreach, no bipartisanship, no surprises, no warmth — a lifeless and dry address.”
It is striking just how tedious & unoriginal the rhetoric was in Biden’s speech. Also, no outreach, no bipartisanship, no surprises, no warmth — a lifeless and dry address.
— Stephen Miller (@StephenM) April 29, 2021
Miller has often been criticized for the harshness of his policy proposals; civil rights groups and immigration advocacy groups have often accused them of being inhumane. He was swiftly condemned.
Not only are you a rabid white nationalist hobgoblin, you were also an extraordinarily shitty speech writer.
— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) April 29, 2021
Like you know anything about outreach, bipartisanship, or warmth.
You obviously didn't listen to the speech.
— D Villella ❄️ (@dvillella) April 29, 2021
If you need tedious and unoriginal, you only need look in the mirror. Everything you state is straight from the 1930’s and 1940’s.
In fact it’s so unoriginal, you could likely find it word for word from a book that was written in prison.
— Mr. Spock 🖖 (Commentary) (@SpockResists) April 29, 2021
Apparently Stephen Miller thinks that any speech that doesn't spew hate from a raging lunatic just doesn't have any warmth.
— Nereus (@planetearth911) April 29, 2021
Miller has vowed to oppose the Biden administration in every way. Earlier this month, he launched America First Legal (AFL), a conservative group designed to challenge Democratic policies in court.
“For too long, conservative and traditionalist Americans have been outflanked, outspent, out-organized, and outmaneuvered by radical progressive legal organizations. It has been a years-long, one-sided legal assault. The consequences for American values, American society, and the American Constitution have been tragic and profound,” Miller said in a statement at the time.
Alan is a writer, editor, and news junkie based in New York.