It’s the NYT, so you might need a clean browser to view, but the story is about how David Dell’Aquila is organizing donors to withhold donations from NRA if Wayne does not step down and put an end to this mess.
â€œEven if these allegations regarding Mr. LaPierre and his leadership are false, he has become radioactive and must step down.â€
I think that has unfortunately become true.
He said he was among a network of wealthy N.R.A. donors who would cumulatively withhold more than $134 million in pledges, much of it earmarked years in advance through estate planning, and would soon give the gun groupâ€™s board a list of demands for reform.
That’s not minor money. That kind of money is going to talk, loudly. Party line, mentioned in the article, is that the big donors are backing Wayne. This would seem to suggest that narrative is false. If you want to donate to the cause, I would still encourage people to donate to PVF, since that is a sequestered fund that can only be used on electioneering, and can’t be touched for other purposes. Also worthwhile is the Civil Rights Defense Fund, which is also not controlled by any of the players here.
â€œIâ€™m not pro-Mr. LaPierre, and Iâ€™m not anti-Mr. LaPierre, Iâ€™m just simply being objective and trying to save a historic institution from itself,â€ he said. â€œRight or wrong, the buck stops with Mr. LaPierre, because this occurred underneath his leadership, and heâ€™s ultimately accountable.â€
I agree completely with that sentiment. I also agree with him that I’d like to see Cox back in Wayne’s spot. But he suggests Alan West for President. I’d pass on that one.
Chris being forced out was a bridge too far for me. I also am very upset that it’s being reported that board members are being removed from committee assignments as retaliation for not being sufficient boosters of the regime.
Board members are permitted to have opinions on the people they hire and who they are meant to hold to account. Period.