The Federalist co-founder Sean Davis made a Washington Post article playing up the NRA’s donations to members of Congress look pretty silly with one simple tweet.
The WaPo story lists where about $3.6 million in NRA political donations have gone in the past few decades, but Davis pointed out Planned Parenthood political donations last year alone absolutely dwarf that number. “Reporter uses basic division on above tweet and you won’t believe what happens next,” Twitchy also noticed on Tuesday, calling out the article for being a bit overwrought.
“Since 1998, the NRA has donated $3,555,194 to current members of Congress,” WaPo contributor Kyle Griffin tweeted, with a link to the WaPo story. “Find out here who has received donations.”
Davis replied: “A whopping $190,000/year spread out across 400+ races, huh? Planned Parenthood spent $38 million just last year.”
“It takes a special brand of D.C. stupid to insinuate $3.5M over 20 years is GAME-CHANGING when last year’s candidates spent $6.8 BILLION,” Davis added.
The highly politicized debate over gun control has come back into the spotlight after the Sunday evening shooting at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas. Planned Parenthood has also been involved in several notable cases, most recently suing the state of Maine for its requirement that only doctors can perform abortions, rather than other medical personnel.
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