In the wake of her fiery confrontation with survivors of the Florida school shooting during a CNN town hall, NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch gave a speech at CPAC this Thursday morning and claimed that she needed a security detail to leave the event.
Loesch dialed back the militancy that she usually expresses in her NRA videos for the CNN townhall, but her CPAC speech was much more confrontational, telling the audience that the “5,000 people” attending the town hall “cheered the confiscation of firearms.”
“I had to have a security detail to get out,” she said speaking of the town hall that took place in Sunland, Florida. “I wouldn’t be able to exit that if I didn’t have a private security detail. There were people rushing the stage and screaming ‘burn her.’ And I came there to talk solutions and I still am going to continue that conversation on solutions as the NRA has been doing since before I was alive.”
According to journalist Caleb Escarma, Loesch’s husband, Chris, took a swipe at the Parkland students as well.
“I felt like I’m seeing kids who may have problems with their own views later in life saying things that they may come to regret,” Chris Loesch reportedly said before adding that his wife had to “flee” the town hall because things were getting “dangerous.”
Many in the Twittersphere weren’t buying it.
Dangerous? Why? Did someone there have a gun? Was she not carrying?
— Survivor of the Great Bot Purge (@bdragon74) February 22, 2018
Bahahahahaha…Bahahahahaha..roll that footage..no one "ran after her"…
— Slygrammy5 (@SharonCoryell3) February 22, 2018
Jesus Christ, this is Olympic gold medal-level self-victimization here. What level of whiny crybaby do you have to be to leave a room full of kids who just faced imminent death and claim *you're* the real victim? https://t.co/RayaHk31Ac
— Bethania Palma (@bethaniapalma) February 22, 2018
But she owns a gun so she’s safe right?
— Lying or Stupid (@JoeOnTheLam) February 22, 2018
Good thing no one was allowed to have a gun there then! Something bad could have happened to Dana, who only had a burning copy of the NYT to defend herself with. Sad!
— NotBryantEng (@NotBryantEng) February 22, 2018
Are you f#$@'n kidding me? These people are always SO fast to make it a sob story about themselves. Cry me a river. You take blood money from hate and fear mongerers, people might not be super nice to you. Go smash a tv in the comfort of your own home, snowflake.
— Strombo Hands (@stromboshands) February 22, 2018
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