Quantcast
Connect with us

Shooting sports star quits NRA board of directors as turmoil continues to plague the troubled organization

Published

on

The National Rifle Association suffered further turmoil when a high-profile shooting sports star resigned from the right-wing organization’s board of directors.

“Julie Golob, a professional sport shooter and a strong public advocate for gun rights, announced Monday she was resigning from the National Rifle Association board before the end of her three-year term,” The Washington Post reported Monday. “She is the fourth member in the past two weeks to leave the board of the NRA in a sign of further upheaval within the nation’s most powerful gun rights group.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Golob was on the U.S. Army Action Shooting Team. After leaving the Army to start a professional career, she amassed 13 United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) Handgun National titles. In 2017, she won the world title in Châteauroux, France.

She is also a frequent guest on shooting shows.

“This was not a decision I made lightly. I apologize to those members who have supported me that I will not be completing the full 3-year term. I also feel this is the best decision for me and my family,” she explained in a note posted on her website.

“Earlier this year, Oliver North was fired from his position as NRA president after raising questions about the finances of the tax-exempt organization,” The Post noted. “Perhaps even more significant for the organization’s dominance in gun-policy debates, the NRA’s top lobbyist, Christopher W. Cox, resigned after being accused of participating in an alleged scheme to push out NRA Chairman Wayne LaPierre.”

John Feinblatt, the president of Everytown, said the departure had ramifications for the NRA in the 2020 elections.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Now another board member is calling it quits. At this rate, they may be answering subpoenas rather than paying for political ads in 2020,” he said.


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Trump has committed 6 impeachable offenses: Harvard Law’s Laurence Tribe says ‘the evidence is all there’

Published

on

Constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe broke down the six impeachable offenses President Donald Trump has committed during a Thursday appearance on MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell.

Tribe has argued 36 cases before the United States Supreme Court and taught at Harvard Law for 50 years. He co-authored the 2018 book To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment with Joshua Matz.

"Everyone was in the loop, it was no secret. That was the testimony from Ambassador Gordon Sondland yesterday as he implicated the president, Secretary of State, White House chief of staff, and former National Security Advisor John Bolton and other administration officials in the plot to bribe the president of Ukraine to publicly launch an investigation into Joe Biden in exchange for U.S. military aid to Ukraine that was authorized by Congress and that the president was withholding," O'Donnell reported.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Rachel Maddow breaks down how public opinion is catching up with the facts of Trump’s impeachment

Published

on

MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on Thursday broke down how the details from the televised impeachment hearings are being reported in local newspapers.

The host read the headlines from multiple newspapers following the damning testimony by Ambassador Gordon Sondland.

The Los Angels Times headlined, "Sonland implicates president." "Envoy says Trump directed effort," was The Wall Street Journal headline.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch headlined, "'Everyone was in the loop. It was no secret': Defiant Sondland says he followed Trump's orders."

"Trump directed pressure on Ukraine, ambassador says," headlined The Kansas City Star.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Shep Smith blasts autocrats in first public remarks since leaving Fox News — and donates $500,000 to protect journalists

Published

on

On Thursday, for the first time since exiting Fox News, reporter Shepard Smith gave public comments at the International Press Freedom Awards — and used the occasion to blast autocratic leaders who use their power to suppress journalism.

"Intimidation and vilification of the press is now a global phenomenon. We don’t have to look far for evidence of that,” said Smith. "Our belief a decade ago that the online revolution would liberate us now seems a bit premature, doesn’t it? Autocrats have learned how to use those same online tools to shore up their power. They flood the world of information with garbage and lies, masquerading as news. There’s a phrase for that."

Continue Reading
 
 

Happy Holidays!

As a special thank you from all of us at Raw, we're offering Raw Story ad-free for 15% off - just $2 per week. Now 'til Dec. 31st.
Offer Expires In:
close-link