Sunday, August 4, 2019

A reminder - NRA, Russian interference, the GOP + Wisconsin intersect in many ways

In light of this weekend's two horrible mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, let me redirect you to two articles from April.

One shows the many connections between the Russians, the NRA, and the Wisconsin GOP in 2016. Many of these were laid out in the Mueller Report, but others are simple observations like noticing this tweet from December 2015.

The other item I want to remind you of is a post I made on a lawsuit filed 3 months ago by the Gabby Giffords Law Center which laid out how the NRA and GOP illegally worked together on tens of millions of dollars in ads and other messaging to get GOPs elected to the Senate in recent years. Here is a key passage.
In addition to the Trump campaign, the complaint alleges that the NRA has shown a years-long pattern of coordinating with several other congressional campaigns in a similar operation since at least 2014, including the campaigns of Sens. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Josh Hawley, R-Mo., and Matt Rosendale, who ran unsuccessfully against Democratic Sen. Jon Tester of Montana in 2018.
And oh yeah, much of that NRA money might have ties back to Russia. So if you want to know why the Senate hasn't held hearings and/or votes on common sense gun legislation and the dangers of white nationalism, look no further than the interests of Moscow Mitch McConnell and Homeland Security Chairman Russian Ronnie Johnson.

House Dems need to be back in session and starting an investigation into the Russia/NRA/GOP laundromat this week. It's already too late for scores of people in El Paso and Dayton, but maybe it'll tell others (especially the crooked GOP-puppets) that accountability is coming, and make the rest of us see some reaction other than having to ruefully post this Onion headline from several years ago that gets constantly updated with the latest picture.

This song fits quite well in America in 2019. ENOUGH! Plus, this is pretty killer to see.

1 comment:

  1. Russian Ronny Johnson has a certain ring to it.