It has been a rough week for Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Spicer made some unfortunate comments during a recent press briefing where he said that Adolf Hitler “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons” when discussing the Assad regime and their sarin chemical attack on the Syrian people.
Representative Mike Coffman (R) from Colorado has joined his Democratic colleagues in urging Sean Spicer to resign. Coffman is back home in his district for the Congressional recess/work period and he told his constituents his stance on Spicer’s actions at his town hall meeting. Coffman is also the very first Republican to say that Spicer should be fired or resign.
He said the following about it,
“Spicer made a terrible mistake yesterday. He admitted it. If you’re not familiar with what he did, is that he – I mean, he needs to go. Because I just don’t think he’s serving the president well. So what he [Spicer] tried to do is this, is he said that — and it’s true — the German army in World War II had chemical weapons and chose not to use them, because they felt that the retaliation would — the map didn’t work for them. But at the same time, so, he was trying to make that point about Russians.”
Democratic members of Congress who have called for Spicer’s resignation include California House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as well as Representative David Cicilline from Rhode Island. In Spicer’s defense he did admit that he used a poor choice of words and that what he said was a mistake.
In response to his own comments he released the following apology,
“There’s no other way to say it. I got into a topic that I shouldn’t have, and I screwed up. On a professional level it’s disappointing because I think I’ve let the president down, and soon both a personal level and professional level that would definitely go down as not a very good day in my history.”
That was not good enough for Democratic members of Congress or Pelosi. Clearly they want a pound of flesh, because Pelosi is calling for his firing and for the President to disavow Spicer’s comments. The Minority Leader said the following in a statement about the issue,
“While Jewish families across America celebrate Passover, the chief spokesman of this White House is downplaying the horror of the Holocaust… Either he [Spicer] is speaking for the President, or the President should have known better than to hire him.”
Rep. Cicilline, who is Jewish, said the following in his own statement to WPRO-AM,
“Donald Trump’s White House does not get the benefit of the doubt when it comes to anti-Semitism. Enough is enough. After today’s comments, Sean Spicer should not work in the White House. It’s time for some real accountability in this White House. And it should start with Sean Spicer’s resignation.”
Spicer’s comments were moronic. They were not becoming of an individual with that high of a professional office. It cheapened one of the greatest human rights tragedies the world has ever seen. But in the same breath it is clear he meant no malice. It was simply a stupid comment that he put no thought into. While he should be reprimanded this fake outrage seems to be a bit much.
Where was the outcry when people like Pelosi were comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. That doesn’t cheapen the Holocaust? Yet, now she wants to stand on her high horse. Once again it’s about Democrats and their hypocritical double standards. Did you every think why there is a reason only one GOP lawmaker agreeing with her?
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