Wayne LaPierre retains NRA leadership; loyalist Charles Cotton elected president

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Wayne LaPierre retains NRA leadership; loyalist Charles Cotton elected president

The Nationwide Rifle Affiliation on Saturday said its board of administrators reelected controversial CEO Wayne LaPierre.

The gun-rights team tweeted that Charles Cotton was elected president, Ret. Lt. Col. Willes K. Lee was elected initial vice president, and David Coy second vice president.

The votes took area at a board conference in Charlotte, N.C., that followed the yearly associates meeting.

“The proceedings in Charlotte had been an amazing celebration of NRA fellowship and independence,” Cotton claimed in a statement that accompanied the tweet. “Under the direction of Wayne LaPierre, the NRA is sturdy and secure – very well positioned to chart its class for the upcoming.”

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Cotton is greatest recognized for blaming the 2015 massacre at a Charleston, S.C., church on the anti-gun pastor killed in the assault.

LaPierre gained the board’s vote irrespective of many scandals at the non-income, such as a suit brought previous year by New York Legal professional General Letitia James that alleges that LaPierre and other prime executives diverted millions of the organization’s funds and accepted inappropriate items to subsidize their lavish lifestyles.

Wayne LaPierre speaks in Indianapolis, April 26, 2019. 
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Cotton, a LaPierre loyalist, was chairman of the NRA Audit Committee when James produced her allegations.

The firm did not share Saturday’s vote tally.

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Very last week, outgoing board member Roscoe Marshall questioned to intervene in James’ match, which seeks to split up the group, asking the courtroom to appoint a temporary get and install entirely new leadership.