NRA head claims Lucy McBath was elected because she’s Black

U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath (Photo credit: A.R. Shaw for Steed Media)

The new president of the National Rifle Association shared her racist and sexist views when asked a question about U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath’s victory over Republican incumbent Karen Handel in 2018. As a Democrat, McBath represents Georgia’s 6th Congressional District — a majority White district in metro Atlanta.

Carolyn Meadows, 80, shared her thoughts on McBath’s 2018 election victory over Handel with the Marrietta Daily Journal. Meadows believes McBath only won because she was a Black woman.

“But it is wrong to say like McBath said that the reason she won was because of her anti-gun stance,'” Meadows said. “That didn’t have anything to do with it — it had to do with being a minority female. And the Democrats really turned out, and that’s the problem we have with conservatives — we don’t turn out as well.”

No shrinking violet, McBath posted this response to the NRA on Twitter:

Once the statement went public, social media users, including Chelsea Clinton, blasted Meadows and the NRA for their racist views.

 

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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