This just in. The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action’s executive director Chris Cox has resigned today.
A high-ranking leader of the NRA has resigned amid growing turmoil in the gun group.
Chris Cox has stepped down from his post as the NRA’s chief lobbyist and principal political strategist for the Institute for Legislative Action – the lobbying arm for the NRA, according to Andrew Arulanandum, the NRA’s managing director for public affairs.
Neither the NRA nor Cox have released a statement about his resignation or confirmed any details as to what prompted the move.
Bloomberg had it as well. No glee at Bloomberg, no, siree!
The National Rifle Association’s embattled top lobbyist has resigned after being accused of seeking to overthrow the group’s leader, a person familiar with the matter said.
Chris Cox, the NRA’s No. 2 official and its liaison to elected officials, has served in the role since 2002. He oversaw the $33 million budget of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action and co-chairs President Donald Trump’s Second Amendment Coalition with the president’s son, Donald Jr.
As a member of that Second Amendment Coalition, I’m sure the mention of this is to tie Cox to Trump. Because Trump Derangement Syndrome.
And the Huffington Post can barely contain themselves as well.
The National Rifle Association’s second-in-command has resigned in the wake of a lawsuit alleging he helped plot a coup attempt against the gun group’s chief executive, Wayne LaPierre.
Chrix Cox, the NRA’s chief lobbyist, was previously suspended following a lawsuit filed last week accusing him of engaging with the group’s former president, Oliver North, to oust LaPierre. The scheme backfired, with North forced out of his position and lawsuits flying ever since.
Frankly, I’m surprised the Trace hasn’t put on their blood-dancing shoes at the news of Cox’s resignation. But the day is still young.