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?
— ⚙️Mach⚙️ (@bdragon74) February 22, 2018
Bahahahahaha…Bahahahahaha..roll that footage..no one "ran after her"…
— Slygrammy5 ✨🟦 (@SharonCoryell3) February 22, 2018
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