Stephen Miller Is in the Running For Scaramucci's WH Job

Stephen Miller Is in the Running For Scaramucci's WH Job

Last week, White House senior advisor Stephen Miller mixed it up with CNN correspondent Jim Acosta at a White House press briefing over a GOP immigration policy proposal that would reduce the amount of legal immigration.

According to The Hill, Trump applauded Miller's performance at the press briefing on Wednesday when he defended a White House-backed bill that would establish a merit-based immigration system.

CNN reports that new White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, who ousted Scaramucci last week, is strongly considering his former spokesman at the Department of Homeland Security, David Lapan, who has worked with Kelly for more than a decade.

Just a few days later, Scaramucci was out of the job, seemingly as a direct outcome of the profanity-filled call that singled out then-Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.

Though Miller is in the running for the communications job, he is reportedly not at the top of the list.

Commentary editor John Podhoretz said that he largely agreed with Acosta but thought that he killed his own argument by citing Emma Lazarus' "The New Colossus", poem that resides at the base of the Statue of Liberty as the basis for USA immigration policy. The latest to take a bullet is Anthony Scaramucci, the communications director who was appointed only 10 days prior to his leaving on July 31.