A Republican lawmaker on Wednesday became the first member of his party to call for the resignation of Sean Spicer after the White House press secretary compared the military actions of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to Adolf Hitler.
During the daily press briefing at the White House on Tuesday, Spicer stunned the Washington press corps by incorrectly telling reporters that Hitler did not use chemical weapons during World War II.
"Frankly, I mistakenly made an inappropriate and insensitive reference to the Holocaust, for which there is no comparison", Spicer said. "It was a mistake".
Spicer also said it is disappointing because he thinks he let the president down.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer has apologised over a controversial comment he made in relation to the Holocaust on Monday, as he faces calls to resign from his position. Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi demanded Spicer be fired. Cramer, who advised President Donald Trump on energy issues during the transition and the campaign, has said Trump has asked him to run for the seat. "Any attack on innocent people is reprehensible and inexcusable", he said.More news: Facebook CEO wants to augment your reality
"I always thought he was an odd pick", McCain said.
Johnson also said it was a "great shame" that the United Kingdom was unable to take military action to punish Syrian President Bashar Assad for allegedly using chemical weapons, as the House of Commons had scuppered a proposal for British involvement.
Spicer had yesterday during his regular press briefing attempted to shame Russian Federation and Assad by comparing the Syrian leader with Hitler. "But the uniqueness of the Nazi killing machine's targeting of one people, Jews, and use of chemical gases to kill them should never be forgotten".
"On Passover, no less, Sean Spicer has engaged in Holocaust denial, the most offensive form of fake news, by denying Hitler gassed millions of Jews to death", Goldstein said. 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 managed to make Assad look good", Stern argued, noting after Spicer made those remarks, the conversation shifted focus from the atrocities committed by Assad's regime. We don't use chemical weapons.