GOP lawmaker: Sean Spicer ‘needs to go’

A Republican lawmaker has joined in on calls from Democratic lawmakers urging White House press secretary Sean Spicer to resign.

Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) explained his stance Wednesday during a town hall event with constituents. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) previously called for Spicer to step down after he mistakenly claimed from the White House briefing room podium that Adolf Hitler “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.” Spicer later apologized for the comment, calling it a “mistake.”

“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 so on both a personal level and professional level that would definitely go down as not a very good day in my history,” Spicer said, pleading for “forgiveness” for the gaffe.

But Spicer’s apology wasn’t enough for Pelosi, who called for Spicer to be “fired” and for President Donald Trump to “disavow” the statement.

“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,” Pelosi said in a statement.

Cicilline, who is Jewish, echoed Pelosi’s call, labeling Spicer’s comments both “ignorant” and “despicable.”

“Donald Trump’s White House does not get the benefit of the doubt when it comes to anti-Semitism,” Cicilline said, according to WPRO-AM. “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.”

Rep. Coffman of Colorado became the first Republican on Capitol Hill to join these calls.

 

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source: http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/04/13/gop-lawmaker-sean-spicer-needs-to-go/

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  • shamu9

    When are Real Americans gonna Disband the Dem-o-Communist Party? They are irrelevant, un American and Obstructive! ‘ Death To Democratz’!

  • johnmcv

    Bull crappe,mickie. You need to go torch up another one and cool it.

  • randolph.poole

    What hyprocisy! Spicer merely misspoke. Pelosi is a serial liar! This is the stove calling the pot black. F*** these Democrat a******s and this RHINO dip-shit. If President Trump wants him gone, that is one thing. However, if these other dip-shits are demanding it, screw them!

  • NorthtoSouth

    I took it that he meant Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons on his own people. Can’t the liberals let up. Vote all the Democrats out of office.

    • Stuart Buncher

      The Nazis used Zyklon-b gas in the gas chambers. It was crystalline hydrogen cyanide gas.

      • NorthtoSouth

        His own people were white Arian. He did not claim anyone else.

        • Stuart Buncher

          NorthtoSouth how stupid. The Jews and Gypsies weren’t Aryans. Even Hitler wasn’t a white Aryan. The Aryan people were tall, blond and blue eyed Nordic stock. Hitler was short, dark skinned, dark eyed and not of Aryan stock. Goebbels, Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda said “The darker your skin the more inferior you were”.

          • NorthtoSouth

            What you say is true, except I’m not stupid. It was the Aryan race he wanted to preserve. Because he denied what he really was.

      • mrpoohead

        ……..and Spicer is still retarded.

    • GomeznSA

      Yep – most of us understood what Spicer meant but the libs are past masters at manipulating and/or twisting anything anyone says that does not toe their party line. To all of the folks ‘reminding’ us that Hitler did indeed use poison gas – as well as carbon monoxide, in his death camps, it was because it was deemed to be more ‘efficient’ than using bullets.

  • John J. Mulhall

    Tell this guy to go where all Nancy’s democrats deserve to go.

  • Jaron Gant Joyner

    So Spicer-Made a Mistake-He Apologized as soon as he could.He happens to be a Very nice Man.Pelosi-You Mess-Up ALL the time-Everyone wonders what’s wrong with your thinking-You even Called president Trump-President Bush???So who are you To Tell anyone to Resign??Lord-Were all Praying for you to Leave-And you can take some of your Buddies with you-PLEASE!!!!

    • Vern Davis

      How about Chucky saying folks would be dying in the street if we get rid of Obamacare. The Dems never said a word.

  • GomeznSA

    Anyone that claims to be a republican (not necessarily a conservative by any means) who sides with princess nancy on ANY topic tells us all we need to know about his ‘character’ – or perhaps the lack thereof.

  • BajaRon

    Of course you’re never going to get a reasoned response out of Pelosi and the like. Even though it is painfully obvious that Spicer had no intent anywhere near what he’s being accused of. That makes no difference to these people. If anyone within 100 miles of Trump sneezes wrong these people will find a way to make the most outrageous claims possible.

    Spicer was comparing Hitlers actions with Assad’s. If we can just consider apples to apples here for a moment. Hitler never used chemical weapons on any battle during WWII. And he did not use chemical weapons on his own people in the manner that Assad did. Of course Spicer is aware that Hitler gassed Jews (and many others) in enclosed buildings within concentration camps. And a case can be made that these were ‘His People’ (though Hitler and many Germans did not consider them as such). And surely they are not accusing Spicer of thinking that these were not reprehensible, un-defendable, heinous actions by Hitler.

    I am not defending Spicer. He stuck his foot in his mouth and he should suffer the consequences. But if he is doing a good job otherwise. And if he learns from this (which I am sure he has) he does not deserve to be canned.

    But I can guarantee you, if this was done by an Obama staffer in the previous 8 years, it would be no big deal with any of these same people or the press.

    • GomeznSA

      “done by and Obama staffer” – what about the numerous gaffes committed by barry himself that were NEVER questioned by his fawning ‘media’ – besides that your comment was dead on and well stated.

      • BajaRon

        You’re right. We got 8 years of outright lies. Bold, obvious and documented lies. Not only from his staff, but from the big guy himself. Again, I don’t want to defend Spicer’s comments beyond what he has coming. But a gaffe does not even come close to an outright lie. And how many of Obama’s staff went down the tubes for being wrong? Repeatedly!

  • AFVET

    Who needs to go is Paul Ryan. He hasn’t accomplished anything in 7 years. He is obstructing what the President’s agenda!
    Pulousy saying Spicer should resign is nonsense. When has any dumborat apologized or was held accountable for anything? In a sense Hitler used gas in chambers NOT as a weapon on his own people. The Moronic Lefties stupidity & hypocrisy gets worse every day!
    They all need to go!!!

  • JC

    Coffman needs a primary opponent and the way his mouth is running he will get one

    • CDD

      Unfortunately, Colorado Republican politics is limp wristed at best.

    • biilyjoe

      And he needs to get defeated big time. Maybe he can find a job at the new jihadi walled-in subversive white house in Kalorama sweeping obongo-obama’s prayer mats and dusting Valerie lizard-face Jarrett’s bedroom.

  • KingDon

    The Progressive/Socialists are grabbing at straws trying to turn this into an issue.

  • Ben

    Actually, Mike Coffman needs to go. Surely Colorado can do better than Mike Coffman.

  • sensrbtch

    HE CANNOT GO,GO UNTIL HE PUT-INTAINS THE BUNNIE WABBIT SUIT FOR THE EASTER EGGE ROLL @ THE WHITEHOUSE!!

    • The Redman

      Haahahahahahaha. ah pink rabbit

  • Jeff Betts

    At least he admmited he mested up that is a lot more than Obama and the Clintons, which they are still in deniel.

  • Dana Cole

    The Administrative Branch does not answer to Congress for staffing choices.

  • joleenworden

    So why not criticize the all the Democrats who apparently hate Jews and want the Muslims to take over Israel? Did anyone call for Obama to resign when he tried to interfere in the recent free elections in Israel? Since Obama and his Democrats think Muslims are just fine, and Muslims are sworn to kill all Jews and Christians, I think the comments about Spicer are stupid and two faced.

  • John

    Why wasn’t Obama laughed at for his 57 states in the U.S.? Why wasn’t Obama taken to task for not backing up his don’t cross this red line, and this red line, and so on? Why wasn’t Obama not taken to task for his oath of office to uphold the U.S. Constitution when he had no intention to obey the Constitution, and violated it as a matter of course. As to violating the Constitution, it seems that Trump is following Obama’s leadership. If the Constitution is law, obey it. If the Constitution is NOT law (e.g. “living document”, “just a piece of parchment”) , stop taking the oath of office, stop referring to it as a ground for any act or action of government, and stop pretending that the Constitution has any meaning or substance at all. Likewise, to be consistent, stop treating any law as having meaning or substance. Let us all admit that it is anarchy, not law, that rules in this country.

  • RIOCAR

    WHAT A CROCK OF SH%$!! THEY HAVE A TAPE OF MSNBC CHRIS MATTHEWS SAYING THE EXACT SAME THING SOME YEARS AGO and SOMEONE ELSE. ANYONE WITH A BRAIN KNEW WHAT HE WAS TRYING TO SAY. DID HE SCREW IT UP? YES,but HE SIMPLY WAS TRYING TO MAKE A POINT HOW EVIL ASSAD IS AND THAT HITLER DID NOT USE IT IN THE MANNER ASSAD DID. IN HIS EXUBERANCE TO DENOUNCE ASSAD,HE SCREWED UP BY NOT COMPLETELY CHECKING HIS THOUGHT PROCESS!! HE IS HUMAN!! HE MADE A SINCERE APOLOGY. MOVE ON!! that is all

  • Ursus_Indomitus

    Screw ALL Democrats, RINOs and neocons.

  • pFeather

    Spicer wasn’t wrong, Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons in the war. Yes Hitler murdered Jews and others with chemicals so what’s this guy’s problem? This whole dust up is a lot of to do about nothing.

    • Stuart Buncher

      Hitler used Zyclon-B cyanide gas to murder the Jews and others in the gas chambers.

  • Rooster

    It simply amazes me to see how Trump can do one single thing right. Bet he combs his hair on the wrong side as well. Little Hildobeist could (can) do nothing wrong

  • Bimu

    Sounds as though Coffman is a perfect human being like all the democrats presume to be. Opposition, critique, another set of eyes…. is great, well and good. To learn is wonderful and to apply those “learnings” is growth. Unless you help those folks “grow” you are not a positive factor but just opposition. So in your perfection, Mr. Coffman, if you have nothing to offer your Republican team member then perhaps keep your mouth closed or at least be honest and join the opposition party ! I’m sure they have one more spot on their bench of socialist lockstepping anti-Constitutional global team.

  • Howleyesque

    EXCUSE ME BUT… DID BARRY fire that pile HE had after he called the morons in Lame Stream media idiots for BELIEVING the outright LIES he told them to SELL that BS Iran deal?

    • The Redman

      Whine, whine, dry drunk hog-eyes. hahahhahahahahahaah. jes like yo mama when she high on meth.

      • Howleyesque

        You and yo momma been deported yet Speedy?

        • The Redman

          We’re from both sides, unlike yo no good mama an U. hog-eyes. hahhahahahahahhaha

  • The Redman

    Out wit dat stupid lying pinkie. hahahahahhahahahha. white-folks like him, ruined america

  • Teresa

    I love Sean Spicer, he is so calm when he gives the briefings. I personnaly don’t know how he controls his temper as he does. Paul Ryan should go, not Sean!!! He hadn’t said anything inappropriate like Dems have said about our President!!

  • Teresa

    Who cares what any of the Demonics think of Sean, this is Presidents man!!! And he is a good man! Don’t give in to the Demonics, they aren’t running the show!!!’

  • LittleMoose

    It appears to me that some members of the Republican Party are trying very hard to continue being the minority party. President Trump will find it hard going until he cleans out the Republican Party swamp.

  • glowery130

    Pelosi needs to resign and go home

  • Rooster

    One has to be smart enough to determine the gas chamber had nothing to do with the war effort.
    Hitler can fry for that. Battle ground gassing was outlawed after WWI and the gas chambers had nothing to do with battle grounds. Guess Spicer thought people were smart enough to translate the difference.

  • klsparrow

    Here is an idea Coffman should resign form congress for being a useless POS who has done nothing. I don’t remember this RINO calling for the resignation of anyone for the treatment of Israel by Obama. How about Obama spending money to influence the election in Israel. Siding with Pelosi that says everything you need to know. He should not be allowed to run as a republican.