Currently serving his second term, National Rifle Association board member Tim Knight says he is paying a price for speaking out against the Wayne LaPierre leadership team at the NRA and its profligate spending.
In a Facebook post published hours ago, he details how he has lost committee assignments and has been relegated him to the sidelines. In other words, Wayne and his cronies have marginalized another critic.
Here it is, from his Facebook page:
💥And now the retribution: Because I publicly expressed concern over current NRA management’s leadership and spurious spending, I am being punished. It has come down from the Officers of the NRA, as I publicly predicted, I will not be given any committee assignments*. Oh well, I work for the members and if speaking up has a cost I will pay it. I need a strong NRA so I believe we as your elected Board should address the issues and concerns, not ignore them. Our Association is suffering from self inflicted mismanagement and we are losing the trust of our members. I am called a “divider” but I did not create these problems. Better yet an agent of Bloomberg. <-LOL 😂: I have been directly involved in beating Bloomberg money in political campaigns three times. Twice in one day in 2013. So let’s stop 🛑 shenanigans and get the NRA back on track for 2020.
I am not sure the members will be pleased that I have been boxed out. This Association still belongs to my boss, the members. I will still do what the members elected me to do, grassroots member engagement.
I am still a Board Member and I still have a vote on the Boardroom floor. I can still sit in on committee meetings unless I am asked to leave but I am no longer welcome in the discussion.
* I had served most recently on Grassroots and Publication. I have asked for more than two committees for years.
Anyone want to bet Mr. Knight doesn’t get a nomination from the nominating committee when his term ends in 2021?