Meteorologist Marty Coniglio, a staple of Denver TV climate for 3 many years, left 9News Friday, a day after he in contrast, on social media, federal troops in U.S. cities to Nazis.
Coniglio, in a textual content message, confirmed his departure however stated he would “not be capable of discuss concerning the scenario for no less than per week or so.”
Mark Cornetta, the station’s president and basic supervisor, stated in an e-mail that “Marty is not employed by 9News.” He declined to touch upon the circumstances surrounding his exit.
Thursday morning, Coniglio tweeted “Federal police in cities … now the place have I seen that earlier than?” with an image of Nazi troopers posing in entrance of a Swastika banner.
The tweet got here the identical day President Donald Trump introduced he can be sending a surge of federal troops into Democratic cities to fight native crime.
Coniglio later deleted the tweet, however not earlier than dozens of customers screenshot it, together with U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, Colorado’s Republican Get together chairman.
“Evaluating the courageous women and men of our regulation enforcement group to Nazis is totally reprehensible,” Buck tweeted.
The Colorado Republican Get together additionally responded on Twitter: “Republicans know that the press leans to the left, however are fellow reporters okay with the sort of radical hate in opposition to regulation enforcement from workers at native information stations?”
Channel 9 seems to have taken Coniglio’s bio down from its web site, and the meteorologist has eliminated any point out of the station from his Twitter web page. Coniglio’s bio now promotes his expertise as a forensic climate professional and professional witness in authorized circumstances and insurance coverage claims.
He informed Westword final 12 months that he meant to depart 9News on the finish of 2019 as he handled varied well being points, however he ended up staying with the station. Coniglio beforehand labored at Denver7 and CBS4 earlier than spending the previous 16 years with 9News.
Evaluating the courageous women and men of our regulation enforcement group to Nazis is totally reprehensible. pic.twitter.com/48w0TuBxce
— Congressman Ken Buck (@RepKenBuck) July 23, 2020