By Somerset Nelson | White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer apologized late Tuesday afternoon for his press about Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust earlier in the day during a press corps briefing.
“I mistakenly used an inappropriate, insensitive reference to the Holocaust for which there is no comparison,” Spicer told CNN.
Earlier this evening before Mr. Spicer gave interview with CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, he posted on Facebook ” The media has mischaracterized my recent statements on the Assad regime. It was not my intention to imply that Hitler had never used chemical weapons, but that he never used them on fellow Germans.
At the point where Assad is attacking his own people with chemical weapons, you have to wonder if he is willing to do the same to United States citizens.”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., accused Spicer of “downplaying the horror of the Holocaust.”
“Sean Spicer must be fired, and the President must immediately disavow his spokesman’s statements,” Pelosi said in a statement. “Either he is speaking for the President, or the President should have known better than to hire him.” Sean Spicer Posted.