Illinois 15th District Representative Mary Miller was sworn into Congress just three days ago following her victory against Erika Weaver in November's general election. Like many of her boot-licking pro-Trump Republican colleagues who refuse to accept the results of the 2020 Presidential Election — yet accept their own victories in the same election — she's joined her fellow sycophants by claiming the election was a fraud, and that she would object to the certification of the electoral college votes today.
So, today, she's on Capitol Hill, speaking to a group of pro-Trump folks who have gathered, wherein she decided to reference Adolf Hitler.
As you'll hear in the video below, Rep. Miller took the mic and said this (emphasis mine):
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.’”
Usually I'd say "I can't believe I have to say this", but this comes to no surprise that I have to say:
[largest, deepest sigh imaginable] No, Hitler did not do one thing right. Giving Hitler any positive credit for anything is the incorrect answer. Wrong, wrong, wrong.
It brings me to think of a few things right off the bat:
I'm sorry, but you couldn't think of anyone else to reference when attempting to focus on the concept that the youth is the future? Not a one? Literally choose anyone else and you have a better chance of not fucking this up.
This is a frightening reality that Rep. Miller, or whomever wrote the speech she just read, decided that referencing Hilter to this group of spectators would be considered "knowing your audience".
To top it all off, here's a video of protestors storming the Capitol, and if you look, you can see a Nazi flag in the mix. Perhaps she does know her audience after all.
Top image from Mary Miller's Facebook page.