Max Miller Identifies Staffer Behind Anti-Semitic Confrontation

Rep. Max Miller (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
December 15, 2023

Rep. Max Miller (R., Ohio) on Friday identified the staffer who confronted the Jewish congressman over his support for Israel.

Aidan Maese-Czeropski, a legislative aide for Sen. Ben Cardin (D., Md.), was the staffer who screamed "Free Palestine" to Miller when he confronted the congressman in the Cannon House Office Building on Wednesday, the Daily Caller reported. Miller previously told the Free Beacon that the staffer came up to him "visibly shaking" as he was talking to NBC News's Ali Vitali.

"We're just having a casual conversation, and out of nowhere, this guy beelines up to me visibly shaking—he's very upset in my presence because he's a snowflake," Miller said Wednesday. "And he just comes right back up to me and was like, ‘Free Palestine.’ And I was like, ‘Okay.’ … I'm not going to give him a reaction because that's what he wants."

Vitali was shocked by the exchange, calling it "blatant anti-Semitism," according to Miller. Vitali then took to X, formerly Twitter, to report that a House staffer had "passed by" Miller.

When the Caller contacted Cardin's office for comment, staff asked whether the outlet was sure about the identification given that previous reports indicated the staffer worked in the House. When the Caller replied that Miller himself had identified Maese-Czeropski, Cardin's office did not respond.

Cardin's office was in the news Friday for another story on its staff's conduct. The Spectator World reported earlier in the day that a staffer in the office filmed pornographic videos inside the Hart Senate Office Building.

Cardin's office told the Washington Free Beacon it had seen media reports and would not comment on the personnel matter. A spokeswoman for the office told the New York Post that Maese-Czeropski is no longer employed at the office.

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