AURORA, Colo. — For the first time since President Donald Trump took office, Congressman Mike Coffman held a town hall.
The event — which was billed as must-see political theater in Colorado — attracted several hundred people from the 6th Congressional District on Wednesday night.
Toward the end of the event, which lasted more than 90 minutes, Coffman called for Trump press secretary Sean Spicer’s resignation after he suggested Adolph Hitler didn’t use chemicals weapons even though he used gas chambers to kill millions of Jews.
“He needs to go,” Coffman said to applause from the crowd.
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On other issues, Coffman was attacked for his past support of President Trump’s health care plan.
“I’m concerned you don’t know how Medicaid works,” one woman asked with laughter.
Coffman said he thinks the “federal government does too much” and said he would protect pre-exisisitng condition coverage.
Coffman received mostly boos when he suggested “environmental policy ought to be integrated with trade policy.”
The event required tickets in advance and while Coffman’s staff said more than 800 tickets had been distributed, there were several empty seats.