GOP Representative Mary Miller has thanked Donald Trump for ‘the historic victory for white life’ after the Supreme Court’s bombshell Roe v Wade ruling.
Miller said ‘on behalf of all the MAGA patriots in America’ she wanted to praise the former president for his role in reversing the 49-year-old law.
She also said she appreciated his endorsement for the upcoming primary on Tuesday during the rally in Mendon, Illinois, on Saturday night.
But she appeared to trip up over her words as she thanked him for ‘the historic victory for white life’ while on stage before continuing with the rest of her speech.
Miller’s team quickly put out a statement clarifying she misread her prepared statement and had meant to say ‘right to life’.
Congresswoman Miller later tweeted: ‘I will always defend the RIGHT TO LIFE’ in an attempt to make clear the words she was attempting to say earlier in the evening. The photograph saw her pictured with her 17 grandchildren.
Meanwhile Trump took credit for the landmark Roe v Wade ruling, saying he’d ‘promised to nominate judges and justices who would stand up for the original meaning of the constitution’.
The former president added ‘this breakthrough is the answer to the prayers of millions of millions of people which had gone on for decades.’
It comes as protests continued to rip across the US on Saturday as some celebrated while others were horrified at the Supreme Court’s overturning.
Most protests were tense but remained non-violent despite outbreaks last night in Arizona – where cops fired tear gas at protesters – and Colorado – where a Christian pregnancy clinic was torched and vandalized.
Donald Trump held a rally in Illinois on Saturday night at which GOP Rep. Mary Miller thanked the former president for ‘the historic victory for white life in the Supreme Court yesterday.’
U.S. Representative Mary Miller gave remarks during a Save America Rally with former US President Donald Trump at the Adams County Fairgrounds in Mendon, Illinois
Congresswomen Mary Miller walks on stage at the Save America Rally where former U.S. President Donald Trump endorsed her, in Mendon, Illinois
Congresswoman Mary Miller tweeted: ‘I will always defend the RIGHT TO LIFE’ in an attempt to make clear the words she was attempting to say earlier on Saturday evening. She is pictured with her 17 grandchildren
Trump complained about the heat and could be seen dabbing himself with a white towel
Trump was be stumping for Rep. Mary Miller in an Illinois congressional primary
Miller was welcomed on stage by Trump as she thanked him for endorsing her ahead of the primary in the state next week.
The 62-year-old said in front of a packed audience: ‘Thank you so much President Trump. I am so honored to have your endorsement.
‘President Trump, on behalf of all the MAGA patriots in America. I want to thank you for the historic victory for white life in the Supreme Court yesterday.’
The comments were quickly pounced on by the left, with Democratic Candidate for Attorney General of Georgia and State Senator for the 6th District Jen Jordan tweeting: ‘Wait, what?’
Human rights lawyer Qasim Rashid said: ‘This is the same GOP Rep Miller who praised Hitler on Capitol Hill before the Jan 6 insurrection. Pure. Unadulterated. White Supremacy
Hasan Abi added: ‘For those of you who will claim this is a slip of the tongue, Miller famously said ‘Hitler was right about one thing, whoever has the youth has the future’ on the morning of January 6 – which got lost in the chaos.’
During a speech in Washington in 2021 she said: ‘If we win a few elections, we’re still going to be losing unless we win the hearts and minds of our children. This is the battle.
‘Hitler was right on one thing. He said, ‘Whoever has the youth has the future,” Miller could be heard saying in a clip that was recirculated on Twitter.
Miller’s team appeared to backtrack on her comments on Saturday night, with an NBC reporter tweeting: ‘Mary Miller campaign tells me that at tonight’s Trump rally the congresswoman misread her prepared remarks at tonight’s Illinois Trump rally in Mendon and meant to say ‘right to life’ not white life.’
The congresswoman quickly came under fire from users on Twitter for her words at the rally
Meanwhile Trump was quick to take credit for the landmark Roe v Wade ruling on Friday afternoon, saying: ‘The court handed down a victory for the Constitution, a victory for the rule of law and above all a victory for life.’
He continued: ‘This breakthrough is the answer to the prayers of millions of millions of people which had gone on for decades.
‘Now these prayers have been answered to the generations of Americans in the pro-life movement and constitutional conservatives. Congratulations! Great time!,’ Trump began to cheers.
‘I promised to nominate judges and justices who would stand up for the original meaning of the constitution and who would honestly and faithfully interpret the law as written.
‘We got three great Supreme Court justices confirmed to do exactly that,’ as he reminded the crowd of his three appointments to the court during his four year term – Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett.
‘Thanks to the courage found within the United States Supreme Court this long divisive issue issue will be decided by the states and by the American people.
‘That’s the way it should have been many many years ago and that’s the way it is now. As for the Republican Party we are the party of life and we are the party of everyone.
‘That’s the way it should have been. We believe that every precious child that is born and unborn is a sacred gift from God.’
The former president earlier said on Friday: ‘The decision, which is the biggest WIN for LIFE in a generation, were only made possible because I delivered everything as promised, including nominating and getting three highly respected and strong Constitutionalists confirmed to the United States Supreme Court.
‘It was my great honor to do so!’ Trump wrote in a statement on Gab. ‘I did not cave to the Radical Left Democrats, their partners in the Fake News Media, or the RINOs who are likewise the true, but silent, enemy of the people.
‘These major Victories prove that even though the Radical Left is doing everything in their power to destroy our Country, your Rights are being protected, the Country is being defended, and there is still hope and time to Save America! I will never stop fighting for the Great People of our Nation!’
The former president was in Illinois to support Congresswoman Miller in her reelection bid where she will face off against GOP Rep. Rodney Davis in Tuesday’s primary.
The Adams County Fairgrounds was packed full of supporters who love the former president who is still extremely popular in Illinois.
The rally drew thousands creating a sea of red at the venue with a number of Trump 2024 flags on display. Trump’s endorsement to the 15th district congressional candidate could make al difference in the tight race.
It was former President Trump’s first rally since the United States Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade on Friday
Donald Trump arrives to give remarks during a Save America Rally at the Adams County Fairgrounds
Supporters of former US President Donald Trump pray at the Save America Rally
Trump supporters are pictured waiting to enter the Save America rally
There appeared to be plenty of support for Trump with a number of Trump 2024 flags
Supporters of former U.S. President Donald Trump attend the Save America Rally in Illinois
Many Trump supporters remain convinced the former president should have won a second term
On Friday, Trump took credit for his role in the momentous decision having appointed three conservative judges to the court
It comes as protests continued to rip across the US on Saturday night in the wake of the bombshell ruling that split the country.
Thousands continued to demonstrate in Washington, DC, New York City, Atlanta and Los Angeles, with tempers flaring in multiple states.
Abortion was automatically outlawed in 18 U.S. states as soon as Roe v. Wade was overturned, thanks to specially-devised ‘trigger laws’ and historic bans that were automatically reenacted after Friday’s ruling.
Outrage over the decision is expected to carry on over the weekend through the chaotic protests, as Capitol Police said two people were arrested on Saturday for throwing paint over the fence by the Supreme Court and protesters violently clashed with police in LA.
Meanwhile in Greenville, South Carolina, choas erupted when six people wre arrested by police, who were filmed tasing demonstraters after they were told to disband following the schedule 1 p.m. finish.
Protests also broke out in Jackson, Mississippi, Boston, Austin, Detroit, Philadelphia, Chicago, Pheonix, Denver, and St. Louis.
Hundreds gathered outside the Supreme Court on Saturday for the second day of protests over the end of Roe v. Wade
Many were there to blast the high court’s decision to strip women’s federal right abortions (pictured). Also outside the Supreme Court were waves of anti-abortion portesters celebrating the ruling
In Los Angeles, members of a large protest broke out to confront police officers who ordered the group disband. The protesters threw water bottles, rocks, and even fireworks, injuring two cops
In Atlanta, many gathered outside the Georgia’s capitol to protest the expected implemintation of a sex-week abortion ban
In New York, protesters gathered at Union Square Park calling out the Supreme Court decision. It was relatively peaceful compared to yesterday’s protest, which saw 25 arrested in the city
The protest at One City Plaza, in Greenville, South Carolina had schudeld hundred to protest the Supreme Court’s decision for only one hour, between noon and 1 p.m, WYFF4 reported.
When protesters exceeded the time limit, Greenville police officeres told the crowd to disband. Police said six people were arrested after failing to comply with warnings, and officials claimed pepper spray and stun guns were not used.
However, video of the scene of the arrests depicted the tense situation as police were filmed tackling four men to the floor while a woman was screaming, ‘Look at what he’s doing. He’s tasing him.’
An investigation over the incident is underway, police officials told the local outlet.
Chaos erupted in Greenville, South Carolina when police tackled four men to the ground to arrest them after the crowd failed to disband after one hour of protest. Demonstrators claimed police tased one of the men
On the West Coast, hundreds gathered in down LA on Saturday at Grand Park chanting, ‘My body, my choice,’ while waving around signs that read ‘You are only banning safe abortions,’ the LA Times reported.
Some of the protests led to heated moementst between residetns and police, who declared the demonstrations an unlawful assembly past 9 p.m. and when blocking traffic on the 110 Freeway.
The skirmishes involved people throwing various objects, and even fireworks, at police, according to LAPD Chief Michel Moore, who said at least two officers were injured and several people arrrested.
He told the TImes that while the LA demonstrations were mostly peaceful, ”a much smaller group of individuals took to the streets with the intention of creating chaos and destruction.’
The LA Police Protective League, the union representing the city’s cops, condemned the protests and slammed city officials for failing to speak out against the actions of the violent group.
‘The silence is deafening from our so-called community’s leaders,’ the union said in a statement. ‘This type of raw violence on display in Los Angeles and across the nation from dangerous mobs hell-bent on destruction has nothing to do with a woman’s right to choose.’
An activist tries to poke a Los Angeles Police Department officer in the back with an umbrella as the demonstrators attempt to walk onto the 110 Freeway as they protest the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade on Saturday
Los Angeles Police Department officers push back activists who attempted to walk onto the 110 Freeway at Broadway
Los Angeles Police Department officers clash with activists as they attempted to walk onto the 110 Freeway
A pro choice demonstrator holds a poster during a protest following the decision by the US Supreme Court to overturn the Roe v. Wade ruling in Los Angeles, California on Saturday
Hundreds of pro-choice demonstrators walked to protest following the decision by the US Supreme Court
Motorists stood outside their vehicles as supporters of abortion-rights briefly blocked traffic on the Hollywood Freeway
In the nation’s capitol, hundreds gathered outside the Supreme Court, where the conservative majority voted to end the landmark 1973 abortion decision.
The protesters chanted ‘Women’s rights are human rights,’ while arguing with anti-abortion demonstraters who where their to show their support for the ruling, NBC reported.
Among the chants echoing in the captiol were, ‘Abortion is racist,’ and ‘Abortion is opression.’
In New York City, hundreds took to the streets at Union Square Park in a second day of rallying against the Supreme Court’s decesion that also coincided with the city’s annual Dyke March, a protest march which celebrates lesbian pride.
At the capitol, many slammed the court not only for its abortion ruling, but also for its recent decision to strike down New York’s open carry restriction
One woman branded a sign echoing the criticism, writing that women will be ‘Forced to carry’
The abortion protest event was organized by the Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights group, which saw a diverse crowd march the streets of Manhattan calling for safe, legal abortions.
Carol Silverman, 79, told the New York Post: ‘I’m terribly upset about what’s going on in our country. I have always been an activist, and I feel it’s not my country anymore.’
‘I’m angry. I’m frustrated. I’m not very optimistic.’
Saturday’s protest was calmer than the one on Friday, which saw 17,000 people descened on Washington Square Park before marching through the streets to Grand Central Station, Times Square and Bryant Park.
They also stopped outside News Corp headquarters – home to Fox News and The New York Post – and yelled ‘Burn it down! Burn it down! F–k Tucker Carlson!’ Vandals also sprayed ‘F*** Fox’ on the side of the building.
In New York, protesters gathered at Union Square Park to call for safe and legal abortions throughout the nation
One pro-choice protesters branded bilingual stickers calling for legal abortions while holding a pride flag
Many signs read, ‘Abortion on Demand & Without Apology,’ a slogan from the organizers of the New York City event, Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights
In Atlanta, protesters gathered outside the state capitol to condem the high courts ruling, which is poised to allow a 2019 state law banning abortions after six weeks to take effect.
The controversial ‘Heartbeat Law,’ was delayed while the Supreme Court considered the future of Roe v. Wade.
Protester Anna Summerlin, 43, said she joined protests outside state’s capitol to set an sexamble for her 5-year-old daughter.
‘She shouldn’t have to go backwards, thinking and worrying about her rights,’ Summerlin told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. ‘She has been taught that she has control over her body, yet here we are today, and she doesn’t. Our government does.’
People walk past the World of Coke museum during a protest against the Supreme Court’s ruling in Atlanta, Georgia
Pro-choice demonstrators participate in a ‘die-in’ in front the US 11th Circuit Court of Appeals during in a march and rally one day after the US Supreme Court’s decision on the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling in downtown Atlanta
A woman with ‘Bans Off’ written on her body is seen during a protest against the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization in Atlanta, Georgia
Abortion-rights advocates gather outside the Tarrant County Courthouse during the Bans Off Our Bodies protest in Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday
The gathered crowd alternated between chants of ‘My body, my choice!’ and ‘Reproductive rights are human rights!’
Texas is one of 13 states that in past months approved so-called trigger laws that ban or severely restrict abortions