Speaking with former President Donald Trump at a rally on Saturday night, U.S. Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois referred to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade as a “win for white life.”
According to Miller’s spokeswoman, the Illinois Republican had intended to remark that the judgment was a win for the “right to life.” The way the statement was said didn’t match the disparate impact that women of color will experience as a result of the revocation of abortion rights.
With the former president’s support, Miller is vying for reelection in the state’s freshly redrew 15th Congressional District against GOP Rep. Rodney Davis. Trump, who organized the event in Mendon, Illinois, to encourage voters to cast ballots before the state’s primary on Tuesday, had extended her an invitation to appear on stage.
She stated, to applause from the audience, “President Trump, on behalf of all the MAGA patriots in America, I want to congratulate you for the historic victory for white life in the Supreme Court yesterday.”
It was “a mix-up of words,” Miller spokesperson Isaiah Wartman told The Associated Press.
She’s gazing at her documents and at her speech, which is plainly seen on the video, according to Wartman.
The grandmother with multiple non-white grandkids, including one with Down syndrome, was mentioned in her campaign.
The freshman lawmaker previously faced backlash for citing Adolf Hitler, and she was one of those who voted to annul the results of the 2020 election.
“Hitler was correct in one respect. Whoever owns the young has the future, he declared “According to a video obtained by WCIA-TV, Miller stated in a speech last year. After Illinois Democrats demanded her resignation, she eventually apologized.
Following the protest, Davis released a statement.
“The remarks Mary Miller made yesterday are simply one more instance of the troubling pattern of conduct she has demonstrated since joining Congress. She does this by employing the Biden basement tactic and declining to engage in public discourse or appearances “said Davis. “Miller has shown she is unfit for public office by pandering to the extremists, glorifying Adolf Hitler, using a convicted child sex offender as her personal driver, and now these remarks.
To demonstrate to the nation that Miller’s actions are unacceptable, it is crucial that you cast your vote in our Republican Primary on Tuesday.”
The far-right movement’s “great replacement theory,” a racist idea that asserts that people of color are “replacing” white people and their power, has been promoted by some groups at the time of the demonstration. Both immigration and demographic shifts, such as the birth rates of white people, are blamed by supporters.
Trump celebrated the Supreme Court’s shocking decision to eliminate the constitutional right to an abortion throughout the rally. He chose three conservative justices, and they all supported it.
He mentioned his commitment in 2016 to pick justices who were against abortion rights.
The audience started chanting “Thank you Trump!” as he said, “Yesterday the court handed down a win for the Constitution, a victory for the rule of law, and above all, a victory for life.”
Republican candidate for governor Darren Bailey received support from Trump at the rally as well.