Radio host and NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch explained on Fox News’ The Story with Martha MacCallum Monday why she has been forced to pack up and move her family out of her house.
Following the Las Vegas massacre, Loesch said she and her family — including her children — have received credible violent and vile threats from gun-control advocates and other political opponents because of her role with the National Rifle Association.
Loesch on Sunday described what she has been going through on Twitter, following the lead of other women who were using the #MeToo hashtag to share their personal stories about sexual harassment and sexual assault in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
“It’s an awful, unfortunate thing,” said Loesch, explaining that while she was taking a break from packing on Sunday, she saw that the #MeToo hashtag was trending.
“And I looked at it and I saw many awful stories of women who have experienced and have endured sexual harassment,” she said.
Loesch tweeted on Sunday that one guy threatened to shoot her in her front yard. Another guy posted photos of her house on social media and threatened to “rape her to death,” she said. Another gun-control advocate threatened to hunt her down and assault her, and then dragged her kids into it.
She wrote: “The culture is only non-conservative women deserve respect. It’s idiotic, demonstrated daily, and deserving of more than 140 chars.”
“These threats are why I’m leaving!” Loesch told MacCallum. “These threats are why I’m moving my family at a horrible time in terms of real estate, before the holidays — which is never fun.”
Loesch said she doesn’t hate her political opponents, she just wants people to have a choice to carry a weapon.
She praised the FBI and local law enforcement for their help during her ordeal. “They’ve all been absolutely amazing to work with,” she said.
Loesch also credited Chelsea Clinton for backing her up on Twitter. Clinton tweeted her support on Sunday, saying that the threats are “awful and unacceptable:”
Dana – this is all awful & unacceptable. Those of us who disagree with you the strongest have a particular responsible to strongly condemn. https://t.co/jJXk9VB54p
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) October 16, 2017
Unfortunately, many of Clinton’s followers didn’t agree.
“I think for so long there have been many who have tolerated a little bit of sexism to achieve their political objective. I think that some people — some on the left — have tolerated sexism toward conservative women because it helps them achieve a goal of silencing conservative women and silencing the conservative agenda. And that is never how it should be.”
“I feel that all women, all men should have the platform to be able to speak freely and voice their opinions without having to move out of their houses,” said Loesch. “I’ll never stand down.”