GOP Rep. Mary Miller apologizes for Hitler comment
OAKLAND — Days after saying “Hitler was right about one thing” during a rally, U.S. Rep. Mary Miller (R-Oakland) issued an apology.
The apology comes after wide condemnation by both Democrats and Republicans and growing calls for her resignation.
Miller was sworn in as Illinois’s newest representative on Sunday, Jan. 3.
“Earlier this week, I spoke to a group of mothers about the importance of faith and guarding our youth from destructive influences,” she said in a statement release on her website and social media. “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 on our youth. This dark history should never be repeated and parents should be proactive to instill what is good, true, right, and noble into their children’s hearts and minds.”
She also claimed that her words were being twisted to mean something else and that she is still pro-Israel and an ally to the Jewish community.