Old NRA personality shredded for claim Steve Scalise shooting is the same as execution calls from Republican
Dana Loesch appears on Fox News (screen grab)

Former NRA TV spokesperson Dana Loesch weighed in on the threat to execute Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) on Thursday. But her false equivalency is drawing swift criticism.

It began with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) saying that she's happy to work with Republicans but not the ones who she says almost had her murdered three weeks ago. Loesch responded by comparing it to Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) being shot during baseball practice for the annual Congressional game.

Six people were injured at the baseball field that day by a supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) who was angered by President Donald Trump. Unlike Greene, Sanders quickly denounced the shooter and said that his movement is one of nonviolence.

"I am sickened by this despicable act. Let me be as clear as I can be, violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms. Real change can only come about through nonviolent action, and anything else runs counter to our most deeply held American values," Sanders said on the Senate floor.

At no point did anyone in the House or Senate call for Scalise to be executed, as was done with Pelosi.

Rep. Greene hasn't apologized, denounced the calls for execution, or told her supporters that violence is wrong. Instead, she blamed her "social media teams."

After being blasted, Loesch posted another tweet doubling down and then blocked comments on it.



Reaction to Loesch was swift. See the responses to her below: