A Republican congresswoman who invoked Adolf Hitler during a rally one day before Wednesday’s deadly Capitol siege apologized Friday, insisting she’s “passionately” pro-Israel.
Illinois Rep. Mary Miller, who was endorsed by President Trump in September, issued a mea culpa Friday for her remarks Tuesday outside the Capitol, where she stressed the importance to “teach and train” the next generation before referencing Hitler directly.
“This is the battle,” Miller told the crowd at the “Moms for America” event. “Hitler was right on one thing. He said, ‘Whoever has the youth has the future.’”
Miller, 61, insisted Friday she was trying to highlight the “importance of guarding” young Americans from destructive influences with the controversial citation, which led to several calls from Illinois Democrats for her to step down.
“I sincerely apologize for any harm my words caused and regret using a reference to one of the most evil dictators in history to illustrate the dangers that outside influences can have