There's a panic at Republican HQ. There oughtta be. Politico reports:
The National Rifle Association aired an avalanche of TV ads and pushed its 5 million-plus members to the polls for Donald Trump in 2016, propelling him in the Rust Belt states that delivered him the presidency.
Now, the gun rights group is in total meltdown — and senior Republicans and Trump 2020 officials are alarmed.
In recent weeks, the NRA has seen everything from a failed coup attempt to the departure of its longtime political architect to embarrassing tales of self-dealing by top leaders. The turmoil is fueling fears that the organization will be profoundly diminished heading into the election, leaving the Republican Party with a gaping hole in its political machinery.
This on the day we find out Wayne LaPierre was taking Bahamas vacations on the NRA's dime to hold beach confabs regarding how the NRA would "manage" public outrage post-Sandy Hook.
Republicans and the NRA are facing what some call Karma. It's couldn't happen to a worse bunch of corrupt manipulators.