Newsweek.com · February 23, 2017
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is among 12 politicians—dubbed the “blood money dozen” —being targeted for receiving donations from the National Rifle Association (NRA).
In the wake of the February 14 Florida school shooting, student survivors have joined campaigners to call for a discussion on gun control, with politicians who have received donations from the NRA being called out over the issue.
The action group March On, through its Fight Back political action committee, has identified 12 politicians in receipt of NRA donations who it says are in winnable battleground districts in 2018.
Though it does not specify how it defines “winnable,” the Fight Back PAC said it is “coming for them.”
“We will no longer sit idly by while Paul Ryan and his NRA Blood Money accomplices bury real gun reform time and again,” Fight Back PAC Executive Director Andi Pringle said in a statement. “From Sandy Hook to Charleston to Aurora to Pulse to Parkland, and every other shooting in between, the path of these politicians’ complicity is strewn with the bodies of our nation’s children and other innocent victims who have been slaughtered by gun violence.”