Top GOP Donor Drops a Bomb On NRA-Backed Republicans: ‘I Won’t Write Another Check Until You Ban Assault Weapons’
Prominent GOP financier and former Ambassador Al Hoffman, Jr issued a bold ultimatum to his party, demanding action on gun control and declaring he won’t write another check “unless they all support a ban on assault weapons.”
Hoffman’s comments came during an interview published in The New York Times.
“For how many years now have we been doing this — having these experiences of terrorism, mass killings — and how many years has it been that nothing’s been done?” Ambassador Hoffman told The Times. “It’s the end of the road for me.”
Prior to his senate confirmation, Hoffman served as the finance chair of the Republican National Committee.
“I will not write another check unless they all support a ban on assault weapons,” he promised. “Enough is enough!”
The ultimatum was reported the day after Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) faced hecklers in Florida for his stance against gun control.
“If we go from Orlando to Las Vegas, and now Parkland, you just have to know that there are others around the country just dreaming about staging another mass murder,” Hoffman warned.
And Hoffman is organizing other conservative donors to join his boycott.
“I’m going to email every single donor I know in the Republican Party and try to get them on board,” he said. “We’ve really got to start a little movement here.”
The time has come for the U.S. to join other civilized nations and put a stop to this madness.