Washington, DC — When it comes to the NRA’s current situation, no news is good news. Or rather, not making the news is good news. But not a week goes by without some other embarrassing information leaking out from behind LaPierre’s curtain.
Last week, it was the $6-million-dollar mansion he wanted NRA donors to buy him. That was bad enough.
Then news that his wife billed tens of thousands of dollars for Nashville hair stylists and makeup artists to travel around the country with her. Sweet gig for them, though! They got to stay in the same luxury suite accommodations that she did!
And again this week looks to be a public relations bloodbath for LaPierre’s NRA.
On Monday and Tuesday, respectively, NASCAR team owner Richard Childress and County singer Craig Morgan both announced they were stepping down from their seats on the board of the NRA.
In Childress’s case, he was the 2nd Vice President in 2015, and was a very popular public face of the NRA due to his connections to NASCAR.
Similarly, Craig Morgan’s celebrity status made him a high-profile addition to the NRA’s board.
In his resignation letter, Childress said that he has grown too busy to give the NRA his full attention, but insiders have said that in previous months, Childress has expressed grave concerns about the financial mismanagement.
Childress was especially unimpressed by the cost of the legal battles that the NRA is fighting to the tune of $97,000 a day!
Craig Morgan didn’t give a reason for his departure, but it came on the heels of two other high profile board members leaving, as well.
David Lehman, the deputy executive director and general counsel at the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, is also reportedly on the way out of the organization.
He has functioned as their top lobbyist since Chris Cox was ejected.
Finally, professional sport shooter Julie Golob announced this week that she will not be finishing her three-year stint on the board, but will be stepping down effective immediately.
And there we are, folks.
Wayne LaPierre is determined to run the ship aground and then hopes to cushion his fall on his way down with a pile of donor money.
As more good people are shoved out the door or leave the NRA on their own, more and more voices from the pro-gun camp are calling for LaPierre to resign.
But the NRA has suffered so many blows at LaPierre’s hands that it will be hard to recover quickly, if a full recovery is even possible.