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Should Sean Spicer lose his job or should we accept his apology? The White House Press Secretary has made three valiant attempts to back peddle from his statement yesterday that Hitler “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons” during World War II. He appeared on Wolf Blitzer’s “The Situation Room” on CNN and offered an apology for the comment after the afternoon’s blitzkrieg of a backlash.
On Wednesday Sean Spicer went on an interview extravaganze traveling to all the major networks to apologize for his words.
“I was trying to make a point about the heinous acts that Assad had made against his own people last week using chemical weapons and gas,” he told Blitzer. “And frankly, I used an inappropriate, insensitive reference to the Holocaust for which, frankly, there is no comparison. And for that, I apologize. It was a mistake to do that.”
Spicer made the ridiculous comment in an attempt to shame Russia for its alliance or compliance with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. “We didn’t use chemical weapons in WWII,” he mistakenly said at the press conference. “We had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.”
Blitzer asked Spicer who specifically he was apologizing to, and Sean said, “Anyone who was offended by those comments. As I said, I’m not in any way standing by them,” he added. “I was trying to draw a comparison for which there shouldn’t have been one.”
The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect is calling for Spicer’s termination. “Spicer’s statement is the most evil slur upon a group of people we have ever heard from a White House press secretary,” Steven Goldstein, the center’s executive director, said in a statement. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), also asked for President Donald Trump to fire Spicer. “While Jewish families across America celebrate Passover, the chief spokesman of this White House is downplaying the horror of the Holocaust,” she said in a statement. “Sean Spicer must be fired, and the President must immediately disavow his spokesman’s statements. Either he is speaking for the president, or the president should have known better than to hire him.”
What do our readers think? Did the White House Press Secretary cross his own “Red Line?” Should he be fired or forgiven?