Earlier this year, Wayne LaPierre won what was perceived as an NRA power struggle with former General Oliver North. That does not mean the organization is not still in turmoil, though, There has been a number of reports detailing financial mismanagement within the National Rifle Association.
A recent story alleged that LaPierre, the organization’s CEO, had requested that the NRA provide him with a $10 million home. On Monday afternoon, Fox News host Steve Hilton went on a protracted rant about LaPierre calling him, among other things, “an odious little grifter.”
Hilton opened by segment by saying, “For years Wayne has taken NRA members’ money to live the life of a king but he’s not a king. He’s the head of a nonprofit trusted by millions to use its funds to secure constitutional rights. He’s an odious little grifter and it’s time for him to go.”
The Fox host continued to slam the CEO and his wife, “A new report revealed that tens of thousands of dollars of NRA donor funds were used on flights and luxury hotel stays for hair and makeup artists for Wayne’s wife and they traveled with her for events because apparently those are the only two stylists in the whole country capable of doing the job.”
Hilton told viewers that he had reached to the NRA for a comment on the CEO’s extravagant spending. He was told by the organization that they had advised LaPierre to spend heavily on his wardrobe as he frequently appeared on television.
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