FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 7, 2018
(p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017
National Rifle Association (NRA) Announces 63.5 Million Ruble Ad Buy in Support of Kavanaugh
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Media Director Andrew Patrick provided the following statement:
“The NRA’s 63.5 million ruble ad buy should not come as a surprise. The NRA invested heavily to ensure Donald Trump won the presidency with the primary goal of placing gun extremists on our nation’s courts.
“While many unanswered questions remain about the NRA and potential dark money contributions from foreign entities, it cannot be disputed that the group’s activities are intertwined with the current investigation into Russian meddling. That involvement and those questions should disqualify the NRA from participating in the selection of the next Supreme Court justice.
“Seats on our Supreme Court are not objects for purchase by the highest bidder — especially if we don’t know where the money is coming from.”