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‘We’re Not Terrorists. I’m a Mother!’: Dana Loesch Says Parkland Teens Are ‘Projecting Bigoted Notions’ on ‘2nd Amendment Advocates’

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NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch on Thursday berated the survivors of a mass shooting in Parkland, Florida for taking part in an anti-gun rally in Washington, D.C. instead of spending the money on school security.

Loesch began her weekly appearance on Fox & Friends by arguing that Democrats should be “forced” to admit that they want to abolish the Second Amendment.

“That’s exactly what they want,” she insisted. “They just stop short of actually articulating it because they know it doesn’t poll well.”

Loesch reacted to last weekend’s March for Our Lives by calling herself a “free speech purist” and then slamming the participants of the event.

“I’m fine,” she said. “I just think that all of the money that was spent on concerts and porta-potties and… armed security — a lot of that could have been spent on school security measures. All of those individuals could have actually been meeting with elected officials.”

The NRA is on record calling for more guns in schools. But Loesch did not say if the NRA would cancel its own convention to spend the money on “school safety measures.”

“You can march all day long,” Loesch scoffed. “Ultimately, you’ve got to follow it up with action.”

The NRA spokesperson went on to assail anti-gun activists who have criticized her caustic style.

“It’s hasn’t been just me,” she revealed. “It’s been anybody who supported the Second Amendment and their right of self defense. You know, we’re not terrorists. I’m a mother! One of my oldest children is just a year or so younger than some of these teenagers that are on television.”

According to Loesch, her own children have noticed the anti-NRA “bias on television.”

“They see that there’s only one side ever presented!” she exclaimed. “It’s not a debate. You’re just being lectured to.”

Fox News host Pete Hegseth agreed.

“We see it, the kids see it, everyone sees it,” he said. “And yet, we’re getting policy advice from young people who have the right to speak out as much as they want but it doesn’t make you a gun expert out of the gate.”

Hegseth praised Loesch for “spending your lifetime committed to what the Second Amendment truly means.”

Loesch agreed and slammed Parkland activist for suggesting policy when they are “not mature enough to carry a firearm” — even though most of them are old enough to purchase guns in many states.

“I really wish the other side of the debate would stop projecting some bigoted notions on Second Amendment advocates,” Loesch complained. “Stop and listen! Maybe give your fellow Americans a little bit of credit.”

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Watch: Fox News’ Peter Doocy Admits There Are Republicans ‘That Don’t Agree With Voting Rights’

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki ended the week with yet another smack down of Peter Doocy, as the Fox News reporter admitted there are Republicans who “don’t agree with voting rights.”

“As you talked about a year ago and working with Republicans, now [President Biden] is talking about Republicans that don’t agree with voting rights,” Doocy complained, “he’s describing them as George Wallace, Bull Connor, and Jefferson Davis. What happened to the guy who, when he was elected said: ‘To make progress me must stop treating our opponents as our enemy’?”

Doocy was referring to President Joe Biden’s widely praised speech in support of voting rights earlier this week, referencing civil rights icons and their infamous white supremacist and segregationist opponents.

“Do you want to be on the side of Dr. King or George Wallace?” Biden asked, to the anger of many conservatives. “Do you want to be on the side of John Lewis or Bull Connor?  Do you want to be on the side of Abraham Lincoln or Jefferson Davis? This is the moment to decide to defend our elections, to defend our democracy.”

Psaki as usual was prepared to respond – suggesting Doocy was not “speaking on the level.”

“I think everybody listening to that speech, who’s speaking on the level, as my mother would say, would note that he was not comparing them as humans. He was comparing the choice to those figures in history and where they’re going to position themselves, if they as it – as they determine whether they’re going to support the fundamental right to vote or not.”

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‘This Is Insane’: Republican Blasts RNC for Saying GOP Candidates Must Agree to Ban on Presidential Debates

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For nearly four decades the Commission on Presidential Debates has managed and organized every presidential debate, but the Republican National Committee has just announced it will ban any GOP candidate from participating in any debate the Commission holds.

The New York Times reports the RNC is preparing to require any GOP candidate seeking that party’s nomination for President to “sign a pledge to not participate in any debates sponsored by the Commission.”

Republican U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois weighed in Thursday afternoon.

“This is insane,” he said on Twitter. “Why,” he asked.

The Commission on Presidential Debates is a bipartisan nonprofit created jointly by the chairs of both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party in 1987, and has run every debate held since.

But first candidate and then President Donald Trump has railed against the Commission, refusing to participate during the second presidential debate because it was going to be held virtually, because of the coronavirus pandemic. He and his officials have also accused the Commission of being unfair and biased against him.

The RNC appears to be preparing for another Trump run. It is still engaged in a multi-million dollar fundraising agreement with the former President, including paying some of his legal bills.

 

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Kayleigh McEnany Meets With January 6 Committee: CNN

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Former Trump White House and campaign press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has appeared before the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack.

CNN reports the meeting took place virtually.

McEnany, now a Fox News contributor, was one of ten former Trump officials “with close ties to the former president” subpoenaed by the Committee two months ago, on November 9.

According to a press release from the Committee, McEnany “made multiple public statements from the White House and elsewhere about purported fraud in the November 2020 election. For example, in the first White House press conference after the election, Ms. McEnany claimed that there were ‘very real claims’ of fraud that the former President’s reelection campaign was pursuing, and said that mail-in voting was something that ‘we have identified as being particularly prone to fraud.’ At another press conference, Ms. McEnany accused Democrats of ‘welcoming fraud’ and ‘welcoming illegal voting.’ In addition, Ms. McEnany was reportedly present at times with the former President as he watched the January 6th attack.”

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