In March 2018 the NRA issued a threatening video called ‘Time’s Up’, mocking the Time’s Up movement. In the video they threatened anyone who stood against their aims, calling them ‘unpatriotic’ and ‘unAmerican’. But the shocking truth is now out: when the NRA made that video, they had already been a Russian asset for years.
It’s hard to summarize all the recent bad news the NRA has happily experienced lately. There is infighting, resignations at top level, lawsuits, the end of NRA-TV. But a game-changing newly-released Senate Finance committee minority report concludes the NRA enabled Russian agents in undermining our democracy. The report also said NRA members tried to enrich their private interests contrary to its tax-exempt status. It is time to pull out all the stops and do everything we can to bring it down while it is in a very weakened condition.
We will take several actions in the next week against the NRA. This is Action 3 – we will tell Mitch McConnell he is compromised and must stand down.
Action 3: Demand Mitch McConnell stands down
Mitch McConnell stands between the wish of most Americans to reform gun laws and his paymasters and endorsers, the NRA.
With the NRA now established firmly as being a traitorous Russian Asset, any elected official who has taken their money and endorsement is also tainted by association.
Few in Congress are more tainted than McConnell.
He has an A+ rating from the NRA, and is nicknamed ‘The Grim Reaper’ by his supporters because he kills bills supported by the Democrats including two bills that would make background checks mandatory.
A recent NBC/Wall Street Journal found nearly 90% of Americans want to have background checks of the kind McConnell is blocking.
There have been major gun massacres in the months he sat on those bills: could those deaths have been avoided?
The NRA was financed by, infiltrated by, and influenced by Russia. The same is true of Mitch McConnell by extension.
Please contact Mitch McConnell through one of the channels below and give them the following message, personalized to your liking:
With the NRA now officially outed as being Russian Assets, I am amazed you have the gall to remain in office. Resign immediately.
The NRA took Russian money, worked with Russia, and its members even took trips to Russia on which they furthered their own personal interests, against the laws that allow the NRA to be tax-exempt. They interfered with the working of our democracy.
And then there’s you. The NRA apparently threw $1.6 million at the Senate, and there you are, blocking bipartisan bills which could be saving American lives. Why wouldn’t you want background check bills to be democratically voted on? Which country are you actually serving? How many people have died who might have been saved if there had been a bill passed to tighten up background checks?
You have an A+ rating from a Russian-serving group of lobbyists, the NRA. You’ve not addressed the matter, and you certainly haven’t apologized to the American public for your role supporting this hopelessly-compromised group’s aims. And it’s cost lives.
I call on you to do the decent thing and resign immediately. I don’t really expect you to do the right thing and leave office, but I want my friends and my elected officials to know how I feel about you – to me you are a traitor who has cost American lives.
Phone: (270) 781-1673
Email: (form) https://www.mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contactform
Suggested Twitter message:
@senatemajldr With the NRA now officially outed as being a Russian Asset, I am amazed you have the gall to remain in office – people are dying while you sit on bipartisan background check bills. Resign immediately. #RussianAsset
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