It's been fun watching NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch abandon her post since Mariia Butina was arrested and charged with infiltrating the NRA on behalf of the Russian government. Just a few short weeks ago, she'd gladly spend hours arguing with comedian Michael Ian Black over whether or not the NRA was a terrorist organization. You said "the NRA, uses every available means to put as many guns into as many hands as possible." I asked you to explain that. You can either answer it or you can't.
In a profile published this weekend in the Style section of the New York Times, National Rifle Association spokesperson Dana Loesch was dubbed a "telegenic warrior." Earlier this month, Loesch was joined on her nationally syndicated radio show by Vice President Mike Pence, who lavished her with praise. "I'm a fan," Pence told her, noting that she has "an awful lot of fans back in my home state of Indiana." They went on to discuss what Pence called the Trump administration's "extraordinary" first year and what Loesch described as the media's "desperate ploy" to undermine it. Pence thanked her for her "great voice all across America."
USA Today op-ed calls armed church-goers'terrifying'; radio show host Dana Loesch weighs in. Radio host and Second Amendment advocate Dana Loesch responded to critics of Jack Wilson, the Texas church congregant who killed an armed intruder during services last week. Loesch said on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Friday that gun control advocates and some media outlets are misguided to claim Wilson was in the wrong when he stopped the intruder, who killed two people at the church in White Settlement before he was killed by Wilson. Host Tucker Carlson noted Arizona Republic columnist Elvia Diaz wrote in USA Today that she was "terrified" at the prospect so many civilians in the church were carrying guns. He also played a clip of now-former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro claiming in September 2019 that "more guns are not the answer" to firearm violence.
Talk radio host Dana Loesch reacts. Nationally syndicated radio host Dana Loesch said Wednesday that 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, is smart to be playing a long game for after Democrats lose the election. Appearing on "Fox & Friends" with hosts Steve Doocy and Emily Compagno, Loesch said that Gabbard knows she will not be the Democratic nominee in 2020, but is smart to take up the mantle against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a part of a long-term strategy. Clinton and Gabbard have been trading blows since Clinton accused Gabbard of being a Russian asset in a controversial interview on the "Campaign HQ with David Plouffe" podcast a little over a month ago. Reigniting the feud on "The Joe Rogan Experience" Monday, Gabbard said more of her fellow 2020 candidates should have condemned Hillary Clinton's comments.
A week after the Parkland, Florida school shooting, as the country continues to debate gun control, CNN held a townhall meeting with students and teachers from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. During the extraordinary two-hour event, members of the Parkland community asked questions on a range of gun control-related topics to Florida Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio, and Democratic Congressman Ted Deutch, who represents the district the school shooting took place in. National Rifle Association spokesperson Dana Loesch and Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel also answered questions in a separate Q&A session.