Ex-NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch says ‘Maybe try holding the murderers responsible’August 4, 2019
Neither a weekend of extreme gun violence nor a personal social media backlash was going to inform former NRA spokeswoman and radio host Dana Loesch’s hard-line position on firearms.
The Twittersphere vented its anger at the right-wing lightning rod following a killing spree in El Paso, Texas, that took 20 lives and a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, a few hours later in which nine people were killed. She stuck to her guns, claiming the shooters were to blame for the body counts.
“How do you type tweets with so much blood on your hands?” U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights director Yousef Munayyer tweeted at Loesch.
“My hands are clean. Maybe try holding the murderers responsible,” Loesch replied. “God bless.”
Dozens of tweets followed, mostly echoing Loesch’s uncompromising defense of gun proprietorship. “God bless” punctuated her reply to many of them.
The 40-year-old firebrand shared one news clip she approved of and it featured El Paso’s district attorney stating Saturday’s bloodbath will produce at least one more death — the gunman, who is in police custody.
“Good,” she captioned that clip. “We need stronger penalties that make these monsters fear preying on the innocent.”
It wasn’t just concerned citizens looking to hold Loesch responsible for her lifetime of weapon adoration Sunday. Famed boxing promoter Lou DiBella slugged away at her for being a “face and a voice of a lobby that values guns and money over human life” and added, “You’re a creep.”
Loesch counter-punched by pointing out she hasn’t been a paid advocate for the NRA since NRATV was canceled in June.
NBC host Joe Scarborough, a former Republican politician, took issue with Loesch’s claim that her politics don’t incite violence, pointing to an NRATV ad that he said warned him, “Your time is running out.”