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.

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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.