Rep. Mike Coffman heckled by fellow Republicans during his victory speech because he criticized Trump

Mike Coffman, the Republican Congressman who took a stand against Donald Trump earlier in this campaign, paid a small price for it on Tuesday night.

Rep. Mike Coffman speaks in an anti-Trump ad. (YouTube/Mike Coffman for Congress)

Mike Coffman, the Republican Congressman who took a stand against Donald Trump earlier in this campaign, paid a small price for it on Tuesday night.

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman. (Public domain)
U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman. (Public domain)

Coffman was at the Colorado GOP’s election-night event in Greenwood Village, where he took the stage to acknowledge that he had likely beat Democrat Morgan Carroll and won re-election to the U.S. House.

As he did, he was heckled — “Who’d you vote for?” one person exclaimed, which was followed by booing. “Trump! Trump!” people shouted.

Coffman got applause and cheers as well, especially as he moved on to promise a continued fight “against the culture of corruption and bureaucratic incompetence inside the VA” and for a balanced budget.

Then he took a victory lap, brushing aside the doubts that had dogged his campaign in a district that had been redrawn to include many more Latino voters:

“‘The environment is too tough … and the Republican could never win the support of minority communities,’ they said, and we proved them wrong,” Coffman said.

As he concluded, chants of “Trump” could be heard again.

Andrew Kenney

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