Mary Miller “victory for white life” and praised former President Donald Trump for his role.
A U.S. congresswoman called the repeal of Roe v. Wade a “victory for white life” and praised former President Donald Trump for his role.
Mary Miller, a Republican representative from Illinois, made the controversial comments at a “Save America” rally Saturday where she shared the stage with the former president.
“President Trump, on behalf of all MAGA patriots in America, I want to thank you for the historic victory for white life on the Supreme Court yesterday,” Miller said on stage, drawing cheers from the crowd of Trump supporters.
However, as her comments received an immediate backlash, her spokesperson was quick to deny that she wanted to refer to “white life” in her speech and said it was “a confusion of words”.
Miller, who is running for re-election in the state’s newly redesigned 15th congressional district against Republican Rodney Davis, has been backed by Trump, who continues to exert his influence over the Republican Party.
Trump himself called the reversal of the Roe v. Wade verdict a “decision” made by “God,” in an interview with Fox News, where he was asked if he played a role in the annulment.
During his tenure, Trump appointed three conservative justices: Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
The three justices joined the majority opinion issued Friday that overturned roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that legalized abortion and granted a constitutional right to the procedure.
Once again at the rally, Trump took credit for the Supreme Court ruling, noting that in 2016 he promised to appoint judges who opposed abortion rights.
“Yesterday the court handed down a victory for the constitution, a victory for the rule of law and, above all, a victory for life,” he told the crowd, which erupted into a chant of “Thank you Trump!”
The annulment of the verdict declared abortion illegal in 13 U.S. states.
The move will have a disproportionate impact on people of color.
The rookie congresswoman, who was among those who voted to overturn the 2020 election results, was previously criticized for citing Adolf Hitler.
“Hitler was right about one thing. He said, ‘He who wins the youth, he wins the future,'” Miller said in a speech last year, according to a video released by WCIA-TV.