Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) blamed the National Rifle Association for the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, which resulted in one death and 19 injured, in a tweet that read: “Armed racists march in #Charlottesville & #NRA's leadership says nothing.”
TheBlaze host and NRA spokeswoman, Dana Loesch, responded by pointing out that the NRA had nothing to do with the riots. She added, “You are absolutely shameful to exploit a tragedy for your political gain.”
Rice’s accusations were the latest in a series of now-controversial tweets directly attacking Loesch and the NRA. Last week, Rice, a former District Attorney and member of the Homeland Security Committee, wrote “#NRA & @DLoesch are quickly becoming domestic security threats under President Trump.”
Loesch responded by calling for the congresswoman's resignation, adding in a tweet, “An elected Democrat believes NRA members are more dangerous than Antifa, MS-13, and ISIS apparently.” She further defended herself and millions of NRA members on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” saying, “I and millions of other men and women across the country belong to a group of like-minded individuals that support and advocate for the Second Amendment. That’s who we are.”
“I haven’t been arrested yet. I can see that you haven’t either,” said Dana to NRA News host and “fellow domestic security threat,” Cam Edwards today on “Dana.” “I’m not quite sure what the protocol is for this -- being classified the same as actual terrorists in the United States.”
Edwards responded by saying, “[NRA members] are the some of the bedrocks of communities across this country, and so to hear them defamed as domestic security threats, you know … if there were 200 million Americans who were like the NRA, the country would be a better place.”
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