Dana Loesch speaking at CPAC 2018


The 6 wildest quotes from NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch at CPAC

It's a doozy.


Andrew Wyrich


Published Feb 22, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 11:58 pm CDT

National Rifle Association (NRA) spokeswoman Dana Loesch was fired up on Thursday speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) annual event.

Just hours after she was roasted by survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, Loesch went on a right-wing diatribe where she blasted the media, condemned the FBI, and even co-opted the “we call B.S.” slogan used by students in the wake of last week’s shooting.

Much of the rhetoric seemed to mirror the more incendiary tone her NRATV ads have taken recently–specifically against the media.

Here are some of the more wild moments from Loesch’s speech and reactions to them.

1) The media loves mass shootings

“I’m going to say something that some people are going to say is ‘controversial,'” she said. “Many in legacy media love mass shootings. You guys love it. I’m not saying you love the tragedy. But I am saying that you love the ratings. Crying white mothers are ratings gold… And notice I said crying white mothers because there are thousands of grieving black mothers in Chicago every weekend and you don’t see town halls for them do you?”

2) Co-opting the Parkland survivors tagline

“I call B.S.” “We call B.S.” 


3) Missing the obvious common denominator: guns

“Washington Navy Yard; Garland, Texas; Ft. Hood; Charleston; Boston; San Bernandino; Orlando; Parkland–do you know what all of these mass tragedy incidents involved? FBI dropped the ball. They dropped the ball.”

4) People screaming ‘burn her’

“I wanna make the super obvious point. The government has proven they cannot keep you safe, and yet some people want all of us to disarm. You heard that town hall last night–they cheered the confiscation of fire arms, and it was 5,000 people. I had to have a security detail to get out. I wouldn’t have been able to exit that if I did not have a security detail. There were people rushing the stage and screaming ‘burn her.'”

5) Repeating the anti-FBI rhetoric of the right

“In Charleston this murderer was able to pass a background check even though he was prohibited possessor because as former FBI Director James Comey said they made a mistake, it was a paperwork error,” she said, later adding: “My condemnation is for those at the FBI… who dropped the ball eight separate times with catastrophic consequences. You know, James Comey, when he wasn’t busy taking directions from Loretta Lynch as to what to call Hillary Clinton’s investigation or writing his self aggrandizing memoirs, you know he said they made a mistake, maybe if he politicized your agency less and your job more we wouldn’t have these problems.” 


6) Bashing the libs

“They also call Trump a tyrant, but they then say they want the president to confiscate our firearms. Try and figure that one out.” 


You can watch Loesch’s speech here:


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*First Published: Feb 22, 2018, 11:17 am CST