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College professor: House Republicans should face firing squad over Obamacare replacement

A college professor apologized after saying that the House Republicans should face a firing squad for voting to repeal and replace Obamacare. (Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images)

A college professor has apologized after saying House Republicans should face a firing squad for voting last week on a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Professor John Griffin, who works in the Media Arts and Animation Department at the Art Institute of Washington outside Washington, D.C., shared a Washington Post opinion editorial to his personal Facebook page Thursday, the same day House Republicans passed the controversial American Health Care Act, Campus Reform reported.

The headline of the Post piece said, "Every Republican who voted for this abomination must be held accountable."

In his Facebook post, Griffin said Republicans "should be lined up and shot" for their votes.

"That's not hyperbole; blood is on their hand," the professor added.

In a separate Facebook post moments later, Griffin used an expletive to refer to the GOP.

"Republicans are a f***ing joke and their voting block runs the gamit [sic] from monstrous to ignorant," Griffin wrote.

Campus Reform said it reached out to Griffin regarding the post. Griffin didn't offer a statement to the conservative website but later edited his original post to include an apology.

"It's been pointed out to me that language I had used in reference to the House of Representatives was inappropriate, especially from someone of my profession. This is true. It is inappropriate. And I apologize for using them," Griffin said.

The professor explained that he has a pre-existing condition and that caused him to "lash out" on social media.

After the House passage of the AHCA, liberals claimed the legislation would prevent individuals with pre-existing conditions from purchasing health insurance. The AHCA legislation would not prevent patients with pre-existing conditions from buying health insurance coverage. It would, however, remove the Obamacare-imposed cap on how much insurance companies can charge those consumers.

"I have a pre-existing condition," Griffin explained. "One that, without the proper treatment, will eventually kill me."

Griffin then expressed "regret" for his previous post, and called it "rash, untoward, and anathema to the way I wish I wish to conduct myself."

"I regret my words. I regret the fear that stoked them," Griffin wrote. He concluded the edited post by saying, "I ask for your forgiveness."

A representative for the Art Institute of Washington did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheBlaze.

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