MSNBC's Ruhle Praises Gillibrand for Leaving the NRA's 'Sphere of Influence'

NewsBusters | 8/15/2019 | Staff
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MSNBC Live host Stephanie Ruhle on Wednesday welcomed New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for a softball interview to remind America that she is running for president and to allow her some free air time to accuse the National Rifle Association of not caring about the deaths of children or religious people.

Ruhle began by asking Gillibrand about the NRA in a way that suggested shift in beliefs are sincere and not at all an opportunistic manuever to advance her political career:

STEPHANIE - RUHLE - Somebody - A - Rating

STEPHANIE RUHLE: So, as somebody who had an "A" rating from the NRA, you were able to remove yourself from their sphere of influence. You are in a different situation because you went from that conservative district to representing all of New York, but do you believe someone like Mitch McConnell can pull himself from that sphere? Help us understand the power the NRA has.

KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND: So, the problem with Washington and the NRA is the greed and corruption that's at the root of it. The NRA cares far more about gun sales than keeping our kids safe in our schools, than keeping worshippers safe in their place of worship, than keeping a kid on a park bench safe from a stray bullet. That's the reality of the NRA....
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