The NRA Annual Convention will be held in Indianapolis this year, but Mayor Joe Hogsett doesn’t have kind words for the organization. When talking about his primary GOP opponent Jim Merritt at the Marion County Democratic Party’s slating convention on Saturday, Hogsett slammed the NRA and it’s members.
From the Indianapolis Star:
Hogsett warned that Merritt takes his “marching orders on gun violence from the NRA.”
“It’s a wonder they didn’t just hold their slating convention and the NRA convention at the same time and save themselves money, time and trouble,” Hogsett said.
Congressmen Andre Carson was also there, saying “When the NRA sends its orders to the Statehouse to deregulate sensible gun laws, it’s Indy that fights back,” he said. “When men in the Statehouse want to regulate the health care of women throughout the state, it’s Indianapolis that fights back.”
With the @NRA convention coming to #Indy, @indymayorjoe thought it was a good time to attack NRA members in order to get ahead of his GOP opponent.https://t.co/kZJflnjkMF@CamEdwards @dloesch @stinchfield1776
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— Tony Katz (@tonykatz) February 13, 2019
Despite your mayor's comments, I'm looking forward to being back in Indy later this year. I had a fantastic time at the last Indy #NRAAM. Save a cigar for me.
— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) February 13, 2019
The mayor has been very unpopular since taking office, failing to follow through on campaign promises to curb Indy’s homicide rate and shooting epidemic. He also isn’t doing a very good job of fixing the roads – something the New York Times even recognized, calling out the city for having the worst potholes in the Midwest.
He should stick to what he knows which is neglecting this city.
— Joshua Stephens (@JoMiSt2378) February 13, 2019
Maybe Pothole Joe needs to go to the Indy Asphalt Convention this week and learn how to fix potholes. Hot In Place Paving worked very well for Mayor Goldsmith.
— John Howard (@SSJIndy) February 13, 2019
Whatever, Pothole Joey.
— David Brown ✝️ ن (@theomegagambit) February 13, 2019