Tom Ridge: “I have decided that I am uncomfortable with their expected electoral work”
The anti-gun advocacy group created by Former New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, just lost one of it’s most high profile Republican members, Tom Ridge, the Daily Caller recently reported.
Former Republican Gov. Tom Ridge is stepping down from his position with Michael Bloomberg’s new anti-gun organization, The Daily Caller has learned.
“When I signed on as an advisor to Everytown, I looked forward to a thoughtful and provocative discussion about the toll gun violence takes on Americans,” Ridge told The Daily Caller in a statement, through a spokesman.
“After consultation with Everytown, I have decided that I am uncomfortable with their expected electoral work,” Ridge said. “Therefore, we have decided that we will pursue this issue in our separate spheres.”
Bloomberg, hoping to add prominent Republicans to his gun control effort, had appointed Ridge to serve on the advisory board of his Everytown for Gun Safety umbrella organization. The New York Times reported last week that Bloomberg, the former liberal mayor of New York City, plans to spend about $50 million dollars to challenge the National Rifle Association.
While Ridge declined to go into detail about the “expected electoral work” Everytown has in store, it’s a safe bet there won’t be much room for “thoughtful discussion” on gun violence.
Take a look at their most recent ad, in which survivors and family members of gun victims attack statements made by NRA leadership.
What do you think? Is it meant to appeal to your thoughts, or to your emotions?
For their part, the NRA has released an ad responding directly to Bloomberg’s $50 Million promise. The ad, featured below, highlights the power of small contributions from its individual supporters.
Funny, the NRA is using a campaign of small individual contributions to get their message out. Millionaire Bloomberg, on the other hand, appears to be taking a different route.
It seems this campaign has the ability to draw attention to more than one faulty political narrative.
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