No on Norquist

I’ve long warned about the effects of an unlikely collaboration between a top jihadist named Abdurahman Alamoudi and prominent anti-tax activist Grover Norquist. The now-jailed Islamist’s purpose was to influence – and subvert – the conservative movement and Republican Party.

Yesterday, Glenn Beck expressed grave concern about Norquist, whom he described as “a very bad man,” and the prospect that he might be reelected in balloting now underway to a seat on the board of directors of the National Rifle Association. Glenn announced that such an eventuality might prompt him to cease his longstanding involvement with the NRA.

The National Rifle Association is too important an organization and its work too vital to our Second Amendment freedoms to have it diminished by further association with Grover Norquist. I’m with Glenn Beck: No on Norquist.

About Frank Gaffney, Jr.

Frank Gaffney is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Under Mr. Gaffney's leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters. Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Previously, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee under the chairmanship of the late Senator John Tower, and a national security legislative aide to the late Senator Henry M. Jackson.