GOP rep calls for Spicer's resignation after Hitler comments

Alvin Kelly
April 20, 2017

"You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn't even sink to using chemical weapons", Spicer said when asked about Russia's alliance with the Syrian government. "It was a mistake".

"On a professional level it's disappointing because I think I've let the President down", Spicer said Wednesday.

Spicer has since apologized for the comments, but given his obvious, glaring ignorance about even the most basic Holocaust knowledge, Nathan Fielder chose to do him a favor by sending him his very own Summit Ice jacket.

Spicer's comments drew a sharp rebuke from both US Jewish groups and politicians, including calls for his resignation from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the New York-based Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect. "We know you are very busy, but we believe a few hours learning this history will help you understand where you went wrong and prevent you from making these mistakes in the future". "Any attack on innocent people is reprehensible and inexcusable", Spicer said in the statement.

The worldwide Jewish group, which has historical education trainings on the Holocaust for more than 1 million people, wrote an open letter to Spicer asking to come to the White House to hold an educational session about the topic.

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While Spicer has already apologized again and again for his mishap, Congressman Kevin Cramer (R-ND) appears to be doubling down on Spicer's statement, according to CNN.

Later asked to explain, Spicer said he meant to say that Hitler had not used chemical weapons in battlefield situations as Assad did last week.

"On Passover, no less, Sean Spicer has engaged in Holocaust denial, the most offensive form of fake news imaginable, by denying Hitler gassed millions of Jews to death", said Executive Director of center Steven Goldstein in a staement.

"Spicer made a bad mistake yesterday". A White House spokesman said later that "nothing has changed in our posture" and the president retains the option to act if it's in the national interest.

Spicer raised eyebrows in the White House press room when he made the statement that the infamous German dictator had not used chemical weapons during the Holocaust.

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