A Republican congressman from Aurora, Colorado, received a torrent of abuse from social media users after he jumped on Twitter to criticize President Barack Obama’s tearful case for tightening up the country’s lax gun laws.
Coffman has been a frequent critic of the President and is well known for his insistence that the President is not a natural born American.
“I don’t know whether Barack Obama was born in the United States of America. I don’t know that. But I do know this, that in his heart, he’s not an American. He’s just not an American,” the congressman once said, only to apologize later.
The congressman represents the district where James Holmes slaughtered 12 people and injured 70 others in 2012 during a late night viewing of “The Dark Knight Rises.”
With that in mind, Twitter users unloaded on the conservative congressman who has long been a top recipient of contributions from the NRA.
A sampling of responses –along with Coffman’s tweet below:
— Stan Fawcett (@StanFawcett) January 5, 2016
— David Ireland (@thenewmatador) January 5, 2016
@RepMikeCoffman you’re a terrible human.
— Sutha Kamal (@SuthaKamal) January 5, 2016
— Leigh Douglas (@Duggi315) January 5, 2016
@RepMikeCoffman huh? constitution gives him the power to take exec action. & thank god too since you’re doing zero to help stop gun violence
— Alyssa Hertzig (@alyssahertzig) January 5, 2016
@RepMikeCoffman Could you please share with us what you’ve done to curb gun violence?
— Tim McGuire (@theesir) January 5, 2016
@RepMikeCoffman Mike, blowharder!
— Ronald Borst (@RLBJournalism) January 5, 2016