President Trump made mention of the late Democratic Rep. John Dingell at his rally in Michigan on Wednesday night, suggesting that Dingell was “looking up” from hell.
Dingell’s widow, Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., responded on Twitter,
Mr. President, let’s set politics aside. My husband earned all his accolades after a lifetime of service. I’m preparing for the first holiday season without the man I love. You brought me down in a way you can never imagine and your hurtful words just made my healing much harder.
— Rep. Debbie Dingell (@RepDebDingell) December 19, 2019
Trump made the comment while implying that Debbie Dingell, who’s held her husband’s seat in Michigan since 2014, was ungrateful after she said that she favored his impeachment.
Here is Trump last night at his rally after he was impeached by the House, complaining about Debbie Dingell after all he did for her late husband John Dingell and then she voted to impeach him. He even suggests that the late Congressman is in hell-even his supporters groan. pic.twitter.com/F5xkalVZ1M
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) December 19, 2019
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham on “Good Morning America” Thursday morning said that she had not spoken to Trump about his Dingell comments, and she is “very, very sorry for” the congresswoman’s “loss and I would thank her and I would thank her late husband for all of the service to our country.”