The October 1st reply and counter-claim by Ackerman McQueen asserts that both Lt. Col. Oliver North and Dana Loesch were AckMac employees at the request of the NRA. They also assert that Wayne LaPierre personally courted Loesch to join NRATV full-time. She had been with Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze TV from 2014 through 2017.
Wayne LaPierre had appointed Loesch as Special Assistant to the Executive Vice President for Public Communication in February 2017. At that time, he said in a release from the NRA:
“During the past year Dana has proven herself to be a powerful voice for the Second Amendment rights of all Americans,” LaPierre said. “It is clear that Dana has the communication skills, experience, and natural ability to serve our organization well as one its very public faces in the news media.”
Loesch was named by the NRA a year ago to serve as Special Advisor on Women’s Policy Issues. She has also continued to serve as an NRA Commentator on NRATV, and has made numerous national media appearances on behalf of the NRA.
“I’ve been impressed with Dana’s command of the issues facing the NRA, as well as her ability to communicate our positions and connect with women, and men, on those issues,” LaPierre said.
LaPierre further reiterated that Loesch now has full authority to represent the NRA on a broad range of issues.
As far as I can tell, Loesch has not responded to the NRA’s assertions and claims in its October 25th reply.