Dana Loesch removes NRA from Twitter bio, firestorm of reaction tweets ensue
While many think the firebrand NRA mouthpiece removed the organization because of the Maria Butina/Russian investigation, that is not the case
The NRA’s firebrand mouthpiece Dana Loesch has removed the gun rights organization from her Twitter bio, setting off a firestorm of reactions across the Twittersphere.
Dana Loesch’s bio now reads: “Nationally syndicated radio host. Bestselling author. #2A advocate. Born for the storm. ‘Raven-winged avatar’ – The Atlantic. All opinions mine” with an American flag emoji.
The tweets in response immediately linked Loesch removing the NRA to the recent arrest and indictment of Maria Butina, a Russian national who is accused of acting as an unregistered agent for a foreign country — and also infiltrating the NRA to advance Russian interests.
Federal authorities are currently investigating whether the NRA, which donated $30 million to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, laundered Russian money through campaign contributions.
Dana Loesch removing the NRA from her Twitter bio appears to have been done well before the Butina-NRA-Russia controversy, however, as records appear to indicate she removed references to the organization sometime back in November 2017.
This is not true. Here’s Loesch’s bio from earlier in the month, before the Maria Butina/gun lobby/NRA news broke. It did not cite the NRA. See for yourself: https://t.co/3JfRNmKJez pic.twitter.com/GIU5E7WOUd— Craig Silverman (@CraigSilverman) July 23, 2018
True. It was in her profile on Nov 8th of 2017. It was deleted between that date and Nov 15th 2017. Here is the link to the archive of Nov 8th. I wonder what happened in that time period. https://t.co/NL7v29TrES— Resistance Fighters (@resistanceFtrs) July 23, 2018
Their tweet further proves my point. It shows Loesch removed the reference to the NRA back in 2017, not recently. It had nothing to do with Butina.— Craig Silverman (@CraigSilverman) July 23, 2018
References to the NRA have also been removed from Dana Loesche’s Instagram and Facebook accounts as well.
Despite Dana Loesch removing the NRA from her Twitter bio well before the Maria Butina news broke, tweeters were firing on all cylinders across the social media network in response on Monday.
Here are just a few that stood out:
“Sometimes I wonder: was @DLoesch born a piece of trash or is it a decision she makes daily?” one person wondered.
Sometime I wonder: was @DLoesch born a piece of trash or is it a decision she makes daily?— The Notorious B.E.N. (@benmwaldman) July 23, 2018
Another asked, “Dare you not the NRA propaganda tool for horny old white men with little man parts? Scared of prison or already rolling on your old employer? I say both! #KarmaRules”
@DLoesch why have you changed your Twitter Bio? Are you not the @NRA propaganda tool for horny old white men with little man parts? Scared of prison or already rolling on your old employer? I say both! #KarmaRules— Traitor Tot Trump (@StoopidOkie) July 23, 2018
“Sleeping with and speaking for the devil didn’t really pan out,” someone wrote.
Sleeping with and speaking for the devil didn’t really pan out.— 🌊FFS Hurry up Mueller!!!!🌊 (@Kimb3rlyDavis) July 23, 2018
“Yeah, that’ll do it. If she removes NRA from her bio, that will totally fool the FBI and DOJ!” one tweeter wrote.
Yeah, that'll do it. If she removes NRA from her bio, that will totally fool the FBI and DOJ! 🤣— Groucho's Ghost (@GrouchoG) July 23, 2018
“Just wondering if you still work for the NRA. It seems to have disappeared form your bio. They’ve done nothing wrong, right? So why are you detaching and running away?”
Another suggested Dana Looesch is “still busy counting her rubles” while one wrote she was “born for the storm except she’s blocked half the Resistance.”
She is still busy counting her rubles.— 600lbsofsin #GlovesOff (@ricca_mark) July 23, 2018
Born for the storm except she’s blocked half of the Resistance.— BlueJersey #basta 🇺🇸 (@MonicaFalkin) July 23, 2018