Who is Mary Miller? MAGA Rep says Roe verdict is ‘victory for white life’ at Trump rally

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On Saturday, June 25, Republican Congresswoman and “MAGA patriot” Mary Miller celebrated the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Undoing Wade as a “historic triumph for white life”. In Mendon, Illinois, she spoke at a Trump rally.

She hailed the former president for addressing the pro-Trump crowd and credited him for backing her over Republican Rep. Rodney Davis in the GOP primary for the 15th congressional district. She stated, “President Trump, on behalf of all MAGA supporters in America, I want to thank you for yesterday’s historic victory for white lives in the Supreme Court. President Trump, thank you. I feel so privileged to have your support.”

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She started clapping as Trump stood next to her during the Save America event in Mendon, a town in western Illinois near the Mississippi River. According to a spokesman, Representative Mary Miller “misread” her prepared statements at the June 25 event with Donald Trump. She reportedly got it wrong when she said the verdict was a victory for the “right to life,” not “white life.”

The Illinois Republican’s rhetorical error was disproportionate to the varied impact that abortion rights will have on women of color, Miller’s spokeswoman said. It was “a mix-up of words,” Miller spokesman Isaiah Wartman told the Associated Press. She stares at her documents and at her speech, which Wartman says is clearly visible in the video. The grandmother of several non-white grandchildren, including one with Down syndrome, was featured in her campaign.

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Natasha Korecki, a political reporter for NBC, tweeted the correction when Miller posted an image repeating what her campaign had said of Korecki: “I will always defend the RIGHT TO LIFE!”

Trump claims credit

At the rally, Trump acknowledged his part in the Supreme Court decision banning the constitutional right to abortion on June 24. He mentioned his 2016 commitment to select judges who opposed abortion rights. He appointed three conservative judges, and they all supported the overthrow of Roe v. Calf.

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Trump elected three conservative justices to the Supreme Court during his tenure: Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch. All three were part of the majority opinion released Friday, upholding Mississippi’s 2018 law banning majority abortions. As a result, Roe, the famous 1973 ruling that legalized abortion and granted a constitutional right to surgery, was overturned.

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