Lashing at one his organization’s fiercest critics, a host on NRATV called Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) along with a New York Democratic congresswoman “puppet masters of the modern violent left.”
In video captured by Media Matters, NRA host Grant Stinchfield complained that Murphy did not fall in line with President Donald Trump’s plans to increase the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan, and accused the Connecticut senator of being unpatriotic.
“Murphy’s lack of patriotism was on full display as the president unveiled his new strategy to win the war in Afghanistan. As President Trump addressed the world on how we will destroy Islamic terrorists, Chris Murphy took to Twitter and attacked him. He called the president a liar,” Stinchfield began, adding “What type of American senator seeks to undermine the president as he is speaking to the world about how to defeat terrorism.”
The NRA host then turned to his real beef with Murphy.
“Instead of support for the eradication of radical Islamic terror, Murphy turned to criticism because he hates President Trump just as he hates all of us, members of the NRA,” he elaborated. “Remember this tweet from Sen. Murphy? ‘I think the NRA is telling people to shoot us. Now might be the right time to cancel your membership.’ So, let me get this straight. Chris Murphy can attack the NRA but not our enemies of this country? Not radical Islamic terrorists? Not the twisted animals who would fly planes into buildings to kill Americans? Instead, he slams the president for trying to stop them.”
“This is the modern violent left,” he ranted. “They come after Americans and not terrorists.”
“Another example? Democratic Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (NY), who sits on the homeland security committee. She called the NRA’s 5 million members domestic security threats, but she is silent on the Islamic terrorists who seek to destroy us and our way of life,” he continued. “You see, Rice and Murphy are the puppet masters of the modern violent left. They hate that we defied them and put President Trump in office. They hate that we own guns. They hate it so much, they give political cover to the violent anti-Trump movement they seek to embolden.”
Watch the video below via Media Matters: