Rep. Miller thanks Trump for ‘victory for white life,’ marketing campaign says she misinterpret remarks

U.S. Rep. Mary Miller instantly drew fierce backlash on social media and elsewhere at a Saturday evening rally with former President Donald Trump when she credited him for the Supreme Court docket overturning Roe v. Wade calling it a “victory for white life.”

“I wish to thanks for the historic victory for white life within the Supreme Court docket yesterday,” Miller stated, then raised her arms in an animated clap amid cheers from the gang, which numbered within the hundreds on a sweltering day in West Central Illinois.

However Miller’s marketing campaign stated Saturday evening that the congresswoman misinterpret ready remarks at a rally that Trump held for her within the village of Mendon.

“You’ll be able to clearly see she is studying off a bit of paper, she meant to say ‘proper to life,'” Miller spokesman Isaiah Wartman stated.

Miller, R-Illinois, later tweeted: “I’ll at all times defend the RIGHT TO LIFE!”

The assertion unleashed a forceful rebuke on social media, likening Miller to a white supremacist and recalling her quoting Adolf Hitler on Jan. 6, 2021 — the day a mob broke into the nation’s Capitol. She later apologized.

The misstep Saturday couldn’t come at a worse time for Miller, who’s locked in a decent contest with Rep. Rodney Davis in Illinois’ newly drawn fifteenth Congressional District.

Wartman made a subsequent assertion in response to unforgiving protection of Miller’s gaffe. 

“Joe Biden doesn’t know the place he’s half the time and the Faux Information refuses to cowl it. Mary stumbles whereas saying “Proper to Life” and the faux information vultures are out,” he stated in a textual content message. 

“To counsel that she is in some way not dedicated to defending all life is disgusting. She has essentially the most Professional-Life voting file in Congress and is the proud grandmother of two stunning grandchildren with down syndrome,” Wartman stated. “The faux information media is focusing on Mary Miller as a result of she is doing every thing she will be able to to cease the Democrats from permitting the bloodbath of infants like her grandchildren.”

The Trump rally drew hundreds of individuals on Saturday, at an occasion the place Trump additionally endorsed GOP gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey.

Bailey has led in current polls in opposition to Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin, regardless of Irvin having the backing of billionaire Ken Griffin. Griffin, who poured tens of hundreds of thousands of {dollars} into Irvin’s race, introduced final week he was shifting his hedge fund Citadel’s headquarters from Chicago to Miami.