Mary Miller Says Abortion Decision ‘A Victory For White Lives’ At Trump Rally

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A Republican lawmaker has called the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the nation’s abortion rights established nearly 50 years ago in Roe vs. Wade a “victory for white lives,” which was hailed by crowds at a rally hosted by former President Donald Trump.

“President Trump, on behalf of all MAGA patriots in America, I want to thank you for the historic victory for white lives in the Supreme Court yesterday,” Rep. Mary E. Miller (R) said at the rally Saturday night. in Mendon. , Illinois, referencing Trump’s old campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.”

She began to cheer as onlookers, some holding red “Save America” signs, also began to cheer.

Her remark drew widespread condemnation on social media, and Miller’s team quickly released an explanation for what they considered “a mix-up of words.”

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Miller’s spokesperson Isaiah Wartman told The Associated Press that the Illinois Republican misread her prepared speech and was meant to declare the court’s divisive decision a ‘right to life’ victory. .

“You can clearly see in the video…she’s looking at her papers and watching her speech,” Wartman said.

Trump — who backed Miller against GOP Rep. Rodney Davis after Democrats split them into the same seat — was hosting the rally ahead of the state’s hotly contested primary on Tuesday.

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The words “white life” have become a major trend on Twitter in the United States.

“I’m retweeting this statement from GOP Rep. Mary Miller on white life for your information,” wrote Representative Ted Lieu (D-California).

Others pointed out that many in the crowd didn’t seem intimidated by Miller’s comment. “Whether it was a slip or not, the public heard ‘la vie blanche’ and didn’t flinch. They applauded tweeted columnist Ahmed Baba, who writes for The Independent.

Miller’s comments also drew backlash outside the United States. “Never assume that liberal democracy is the default, that the progress made is in the bank and does not need constant and forceful protection,” tweeted British lawmaker Jess Phillips, a member of the main party. Labor opposition.

Friday, Miller welcomed the decision of the High Court as “a joyous victory”. She says Roe vs. Wade had “caused untold damage to our country” and accused the “cruel abortion industry” of misleading Americans. She thanked Trump for helping to overthrow deer by “appointing Supreme Court Justices who value life.”

Trump, who has promised to appoint anti-deer judges, named Neil M. Gorsuch, Brett M. Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett, all of whom were part of the 5-4 vote to overturn the 1973 ruling, along with Justices Samuel A. Alito Jr. and Clarence Thomas.

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This isn’t the first time Miller has been scrutinized for comments in her speeches. Last year, she was forced to apologize after quoting Adolf Hitler at a “Moms for America” ​​event in Washington.

“Hitler was right about one thing. He said: ‘Whoever has the youth has the future,’ Miller said at the rally, just two days after he was sworn in as a House member, leading to calls for his resignation over the social networks and from the Democrats.

Miller later released a statement expressing remorse for quoting the Nazi leader.

“I sincerely apologize for any harm my words have caused and regret that I used a reference to one of history’s most evil dictators to illustrate the dangers outside influences can have on our youth.” , she said.

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