Excerpted From Washington Free Beacon: The National Rifle Association claimed credit for Hillary Clinton’s defeat and laid out its vision for the future in a new post-election video.
“On November 8, you–the five million men and women of the National Rifle Association of America, along with the tens of millions of gun owners all over this country who followed your lead–achieved a truly extraordinary, historic, even heroic, accomplishment,” NRA Vice President Wayne LaPierre said in the video.
“In northern Florida and Pennsylvania, throughout Ohio, Wisconsin, and Michigan, in small towns and communities all across America, you were the special forces that swung this election and sent Donald Trump and Mike Pence to the White House,” he continued. “You did this. Don’t let anybody else tell you otherwise.”
LaPierre said it was Clinton’s gun positions, which her own campaign privately labeled the most “forceful” in history, that did her campaign in.
“Hillary Clinton made her hatred for the Second Amendment a central issue of this campaign, and as a result of that fatal mistake, she’s on permanent political vacation,” he said. Keep reading