A Republican congressman from Michigan is calling on President Trump to apologize after he suggested the late Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) might be in hell.
Trump at a rally on Wednesday night, which occurred at the same time he was being impeached in the House of Representatives, went after Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) for voting to impeach him, stunningly mocking her husband who died earlier this year in the process.
After recalling that Dingell told him in a phone conversation that her late husband is "looking down," Trump told his rally crowd, "Maybe he's looking up, I don't know."
Rep. Paul Mitchell (R-Mich.) wasn't happy with this jab, on Thursday morning praising the late congressman and writing it's "unacceptable" for Trump to "use his name in such a dishonorable manner," calling on the president to apologize.
John Dingell was a well-respected man & I consider Debbie a close colleague and friend. To use his name in such a dishonorable manner at last night’s rally is unacceptable from anyone, let alone the President of the United States. An apology is due, Mr. President @realDonaldTrump
— Rep. Paul Mitchell (@RepPaulMitchell) December 19, 2019
In a follow-up tweet, he wrote, "#IStandWithDingell."
White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham defended Trump's attack Thursday morning by describing the president as a "counterpuncher." Asked if Trump might apologize for it, Grisham said, "I haven't spoken to the president about that."
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