INDIANAPOLIS — Conservative radio host Mark Levin boldly went after the Republican establishment during his well-received speech at the 2014 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum on Friday, once calling the party the “French Republicans.”
Levin spoke shortly after GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell addressed the crowd, a lawmaker Levin routinely criticizes on his nationally syndicated radio show.
Levin singled out House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) over his refusal to appoint a special committee to investigate the IRS targeting scandal. He advised the Republicans, which he described as confused, to look no further than the Constitution and the Bill of Rights when trying to figure out how to win over the nation.
To that point, Levin actually described each amendment found in the Bill of Rights, putting extra emphasis on the First and Second Amendments. He joked that the Founding Fathers wrote the Second Amendment in such simple terms that even liberals could understand it.
“A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed,” Levin read.
He told NRA members he finds it ironic that the people who want to restrict gun rights are the ones getting in trouble with illegal guns. He cited Attorney General Eric Holder and the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal as well as California state Sen. Leland Yee, who was recently arrested on federal gun trafficking charges.
Levin also went after President Barack Obama, informing the commander in chief that he too has a pen and a phone — and a U.S. Constitution, as do millions of law-abiding Americans.
“We will not be dictated to by an imperial president, period,” Levin said to applause, adding that the media should underline that quote and put it in bold.
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