Another prominent member of the National Rifle Association’s board of directors has resigned, deciding to focus more time on his other businesses. Richard Childress is a former NASCAR driver and current racing team owner. He was also, until the April annual meeting, NRA first vice president.
Childress was known to be in Oliver North’s camp in his desire to see outside investigations into allegations of questionable spending and conflicts of interest by Wayne LaPierre and other NRA officers, as well as an independent review of the bills paid to outside counsel William Brewer’s law firm.
After the re-shuffling of the NRA’s top officers following the April coup attempt against LaPierre, Childress was replaced as first vice present by Joseph Cotton, but had remained a member of the board.