The NRA Just Mysteriously Lost Three More Officials Amid Spending Scandal
According to a new report, three more officials have stepped down from the National Rifle Association (NRA) amid a spending controversy that has caused havoc for the gun rights lobbyist.
According to CNN, country singer Craig Morgan and NASCAR team owner Richard Childress have both resigned from the gun group’s board.
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.
Morgan and Childress both functioned as prominent public faces for the organization, while Lehman filled the role of top lobbyist since Chris Cox’s resignation in June.
Childress wrote in a letter to NRA executives reported by NPR that “with great regret and a heavy heart” he would resign from the gun group’s board and affiliated entities in order “to fully focus on my businesses.”
“Since proudly agreeing to serve on the NRA Board, I have supported the organization and its important mission to preserve and protect our Constitutional rights. But when, as now, I am no longer able to be fully engaged in any commitment I have made, it becomes time for me to step down. I have reached that point in my ability to continue to serve the NRA,” he wrote.
On the other hand, Lehman and Morgan did not offer reasons for their departure and have not responded to CNN’s request for comment.
The departures are the latest in a steady stream of exits since the ouster of ex-President Oliver North amid accusations from longtime CEO Wayne LaPierre that he attempted to extort him over the NRA’s finances.