US Representative Mary Miller immediately reacted sharply on social media and elsewhere at a rally with former President Donald Trump on Saturday night when she called for Roe v. Wade was credited by the Supreme Court as a “victory to white life”.
“I want to thank you for the historic victory for white lives in the Supreme Court yesterday,” said Miller, then raised his arms in an animated clap amid cheers from the crowd, which drew thousands on a swell day in west central Illinois. was in numbers. ,
But Miller’s campaign said Saturday night that Congresswoman read incorrectly crafted remarks at a rally held for Trump in Mendon Village.
“You can clearly see that she is reading a piece of paper, she meant ‘right to life,'” said Miller’s spokesman, Isaiah Wortman.
Miller, R-Illinois later tweeted: “I will always defend the right to life!”
The statement drew a massive rebuke on social media, comparing Miller to a white supremacist and recalling Quoted by Adolf Hitler January 6, 2021 – the day a mob broke into the nation’s capitol. He later apologized.
Saturday’s mistake could not have come at a worse time for Miller, who is locked in a tough fight with Rep. Rodney Davis in Illinois’ new 15th Congressional District.
Wortman made a later statement in response to Miller’s apologetic coverage of the gaffe.
“Joe Biden doesn’t know where he is half the time and Fake News refuses to cover it. Mary stumbles upon saying “the right to life” and the fake news vultures are out,” he said in a text message.
Wortman said, “Suggesting that she is by no means committed to protecting all lives is disgusting. She has the highest pro-life voting record in Congress and is the grandmother of two beautiful grandchildren with Down syndrome.” ” “The fake news media is targeting Mary Miller because she is doing everything they can to stop Democrats from allowing the massacre of children like her grandchildren.”
The Trump rally drew thousands on Saturday at an event where Trump also endorsed GOP gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey.
Bailey has led in recent elections against Aurora Mayor Richard Irwin, despite Irwin’s backing of billionaire Ken Griffin. Griffin, who poured millions of dollars into Irwin’s race, announced last week He was moving the headquarters of his hedge fund Citadel from Chicago to Miami.