The Federalist co-founder Sean Davis made a Washington Post article playing up the NRA’s donations to members of Congress look pretty silly with one simple tweet in early October.
The Post’s story detailed where roughly $3.6 million in NRA political donations have gone in the past few decades. However, Davis pointed out that Planned Parenthood’s political donations from last year alone absolutely dwarf that number.
“Reporter uses basic division on above tweet and you won’t believe what happens next,” Twitchy posted on Tuesday, calling out the article for being a bit overwrought.
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“Since 1998, the NRA has donated $3,555,194 to current members of Congress,” The Post contributor Kyle Griffin tweeted, with a link to the story. “Find out here who has received donations.”
Davis replied: “A whopping $190,000/year spread out across 400+ races, huh? Planned Parenthood spent $38 million just last year.”
“It takes a special brand of D.C. stupid to insinuate $3.5M over 20 years is GAME-CHANGING when last year’s candidates spent $6.8 BILLION,” Davis added.
The highly politicized debate over gun control has come back into the spotlight after the October 1 shooting during the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas.
Planned Parenthood has also been involved in several notable cases, most recently suing the state of Maine for its requirement that only doctors can perform abortions, rather than other medical personnel.
A version of this story appeared previously on The Daily Caller News Foundation‘s website.
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