NRA chief blasts Lanshitei for NRA speech


— The National Rifle Association chief said Monday he has never met with the president or other current and former presidents, saying the organization has no control over who is president.

In a wide-ranging interview with Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom,” Steve Scalise said he believes the NRA should be able to take control of who is elected president, but he said he has not met with President Donald Trump or any of the current and past presidents.

“I don’t think the NRA has the ability to dictate what the president is going to do or how he’s going to act,” Scalise told “America Tonight.”

He said the NRA had no control when it came to appointing Supreme Court justices, and he said the organization should not control who is appointed to the Cabinet or other positions of power.

“We’re not in a position where we have the ability, the ability of the NRA to dictate how these issues are decided,” Scalises said.

The president’s top campaign aide, Kellyanne Conway, said on “Fox & Friends” that the NRA would continue to advocate for stricter gun control measures.

“The NRA’s focus is not on how to restrict guns.

The NRA’s goal is to make sure people can exercise their Second Amendment rights and protect themselves,” Conway said.