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Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman: Spicer 'Needs to Go'

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By    |   Thursday, 13 Apr 2017 07:38 AM

Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., said Sean Spicer "needs to go" after the White House press secretary sparked outrage over comments about Adolf Hitler, The Hill reports.

"Spicer made a terrible mistake … He admitted it," Coffman said at a town hall meeting in Colorado. "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."

Coffman had been asked about Spicer's remarks that even Hitler didn't "sink to using chemical weapons" during the Holocaust. Spicer's comments had come while discussing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's chemical attack in the country.

Spicer has come under sharp criticism since countless Jews were killed in gas chambers during the Holocaust. He has since apologized for his comments.

Coffman was asked about Spicer by a woman, who said her great-grandparents died in the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz, CNN reported.

"I need to hear from my congressman that these things are unacceptable," the woman said.

Coffman drew applause for his Spicer comments, but came also came under fire at the meeting for his support of the failed GOP healthcare bill, reported Politico.

"I voted for you because I thought you'd be a leader," said one angry constituent. "I don't see you leading."

Coffman, who represents a Democratic-leaning district, which Hillary Clinton carried by nine points, is considered one of the most vulnerable members in the House GOP conference, according to Politico.

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