A Democratic congresswoman from New York called the National Rifle Association (NRA) and its spokeswoman “domestic security threats” in a tweet Thursday night.
Rep. Kathleen Rice claimed Dana Loesch, a prominent figure in the NRA, and the organization itself were becoming growing threats under President Donald Trump that could no longer be ignored.
Loesch responded to the tweets, asking Rice for further explanation as to how she and other NRA members are security threats.
“Hi Congresswoman, can you explain why you say I and millions of members are “domestic security threats?” Thank you,” Loesch quote-tweeted the congresswoman.
“Rephrase: An elected gov’t official just labeled me and millions of others ‘domestic security threats.’Wow,” Loesch said in another tweet.
The NRA recently came under fire after they released a video claiming they would go after The New York Times for its “fake news.”
“We’re going to laser-focus on your so-called ‘honest pursuit of truth.’ In short, we’re coming for you,” Loesch said in the video, before describing the outlet as an “untrustworthy, dishonest rag.”
The NRA was also at the center of outrage when the Women’s March hosted an 18 mile walk from Fairfax, Va., to the Department of Justice last month to protest the group’s silence on the police shooting of Philando Castile, a black gun owner. It took the NRA a year after his death to release a statement on the shooting, with Loesch calling it a “tragedy.”
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