Sen. Elizabeth Warren has vowed to do something about mass shootings by refusing to accept campaign donations from the National Rifle Association, even though she’s never received any money from the organization in the past.
She recently became the first U.S. senator to take the “No NRA Money” pledge, joining more than 200 other candidates and officeholders, most of them other Democrats also known for their opposition to the gun-rights advocacy group.
They include House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Ted Lieu of California, and Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Illinois.
“I’m running for re-election to the U.S. Senate here in Massachusetts, and I pledge not to take a single penny from the National Rifle Association,” Ms. Warren said in a video posted Friday on NowThis.
“The people of Massachusetts deserve to be represented by someone who will put their interests ahead of the NRA’s demands,” she said.
by Valerie Richardson