Lucy McBath Would Like A Different Sort Of Apology From The NRA

Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) responded to the National Rifle Association president’s apology on Tuesday by saying the “most acceptable” apology would be the gun group “no longer putting profit over public safety.”

After McBath slammed NRA president Carolyn Meadows for saying the outspoken gun rights activist was only elected because she was a “minority candidate,” Meadows apologized on Monday.

“I apologize to Rep. McBath and her supporters,” she said in a statement to the Washington Post. “My comments were insensitive and inappropriate. I did not intend to discredit the congresswoman or the merits of her campaign — only to reflect my view that the Second Amendment was not a prevailing factor in this election.”

CNN’s Brooke Baldwin asked McBath if she accepted the apology.

“It’s not a matter of me having to accept an apology from her,” the congresswoman said. “The most acceptable apology for me would be if the NRA gun lobby as — if they stop pushing their extremist agenda and that they are no longer putting profit over public safety.”

“That would be the most acceptable apology I could ever receive,” she added.

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