Meteorologist Marty Coniglio, a staple of Denver TV weather for three decades, left 9News Friday, a day after he compared, on social media, federal troops in U.S. cities to Nazis.
H/T: The Denver Post
Coniglio later deleted the tweet, but not before dozens of users screenshot it, including U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, Colorado’s Republican Party chairman.
“Comparing the brave men and women of our law enforcement community to Nazis is absolutely reprehensible,” Buck tweeted.
Comparing the brave men and women of our law enforcement community to Nazis is absolutely reprehensible. pic.twitter.com/48w0TuBxce— Congressman Ken Buck (@RepKenBuck) July 23, 2020
Coniglio responded to an inquiry by Westword with a text that reads: "I am moving along with the next opportunities coming up in my life. I don't really have anything to say about past events."
Denver @9NEWS Coniglio is out, following a July 23 tweet that rightly equated federal law enforcement officers dispatched to cities such as Portland, Oregon, to World War II-era Nazis who historically did the exact same thing. https://t.co/OZaQw1juKV— Mr. Reactionary ™ 🇺🇸 (@mrreactionary) July 27, 2020
Get woke go broke. Maybe you can get employed in the coding business?— Melmoth (@dgray_nl) July 27, 2020
Great job, pissing away your 300k/y gig. Dumbass.— Melmoth (@dgray_nl) July 27, 2020
Too bad for you the unemployment benefit is over 😂. You’re job was useless anyways, I have apps that can tell me the weather— “I.aM.eSsEnTiAl” (@RyNo_CO24) July 27, 2020
Why did you delete this Marty? pic.twitter.com/FpZodUDi2D— Jim Regan #CuomoKilledGrandma (@Jbones72) July 23, 2020
Nazis! Really? You disrespect the Millions that died in WW2 at the hands of the most despicable regime to blight the planet when you compare that to federal agents keeping law and order after DEMs released chaos in their cities. Meanwhile in Louisville.... you are disgusting pic.twitter.com/zjvwWvJVDB— PointingOutFools (@PointOutFools) July 27, 2020
How dare you dishonor the memory of these people 👇🏻 pic.twitter.com/Iz1bvzYzTY— Kevin Fields (@kfields2491) July 23, 2020
This one is WAY more accurate pic.twitter.com/LHYqg2QuNv— ❌Michael S❌ (@MichaelS1966ms) July 23, 2020