Mary Miller, Republican congresswoman from Illinois District 15, was criticized by Gov. JB Pritzker following remarks she made at a rally in Washington DC on Tuesday.
Miller was among those who voted to overturn election results for President-elect Joe Biden. Miller, of Oakland, runs a farm with her husband, Republican state Rep. Chris Miller. "He said whoever has the youth has the future", Miller, a newly elected representative from IL, said to a crowd of pro-Trump supporters on Tuesday outside the Capitol in Washington, DC.
Earlier this week, at an event entitled "Moms for America Saving the Republic", Miller stressed the importance of passing down proper values to the next generation, something she said Hilter was also known for.
On Friday, Miller issued an apology that said she was an ally of the Jewish community as well as pro-Israel, though the speech did not appear to be about Israel.More news: Emergency services called to the scene of major fire in Cork Port
She continued: "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".
The rally took place on the northeast corner of the Capitol Hill lawn across the street from the Russell Senate Office Building a day before the riots in which Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building.
'If Rep. Miller has any respect left for the role of a U.S. Congressperson or any shred of dignity in her, she will do what's right and resign, ' the Illinois Legislative Jewish Caucus said in a statement.
The head of the World Jewish Congress, an global organization, blasted Miller's comment as 'simply outrageous'.More news: World champion Tetris Jonas Neubauer dies at 39
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, who is Jewish, called Miller's remarks "unfathomable and disgusting" during a news conference Wednesday.
She noted that she has talked with Jewish leaders across the country and is "grateful to them for their kindness and forthrightness".
"I'm horrified by the anti-Semitic rhetoric and symbols we witnessed yesterday - from a Member of Congress saying "Hitler was right on one thing" to a rioter inside the Capitol wearing a "Camp Auschwitz" shirt", Rosen said.
Miller has not posted on her Twitter page since she was sworn into Congress on Sunday. Democratic legislators circulated a petition calling on her to step down immediately.More news: Global coronavirus infections top 90 million cases