Draft Campaign for former NRA Board Member LTC Allen West to challenge Wayne LaPierre for NRA EVP/CEO position
Hopefully Wayne will have a challenger!!!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hon. Phillip Journey
Draft Campaign for former NRA Board Member LTC Allen West to challenge Wayne LaPierre for NRA EVP/CEO position.”
Houston, TX.—May 5, 2022— A group of current, and former NRA Directors as well as a number of concerned life members led by current Board member Judge Phillip Journey, former Board members Rocky Marshall and Bill Dailey, and board candidate Frank Tait, are calling on former NRA Board member, Lieutenant Colonel (US Army, Ret) Allen West to stand for election as Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association at the NRA Board meeting on Monday, May 30, 2002. This would be the second time in LaPierre’s 31-year tenure as EVP that he was challenged.
Former NRA Board member Rocky Marshall said, “We need a new leader who will work to resolve the outstanding litigation in New York and the District of Columbia. Only then will the NRA be able to effectively serve all members, especially in the crucial upcoming elections, and get the NRA back to serving our members and reaching out to the 7.5 million new gun owners since 2019. We think Allen West is that leader.”
Former NRA Board Member Bill Dailey said, “The verified pleadings in the New York Attorney Generals litigation and evidence thus far questioning the propriety of Wayne Lapierre’s leadership requires the Board of Directors to exercise their fiduciary duty to select a replacement who is able to provide the leadership to effectively and properly represent NRA members and protect the Second Amendment in the future.”
Current NRA Board member, Hon. Phillip Journey stated: “After watching the NRA's Bankruptcy hearings, reviewing the evidence presented and New York law, I have concluded that the likelihood of the NYAG winning her lawsuit against Wayne La Pierre and the other defendants is very high. If she wins, they will be prohibited from serving in any NY non-profit. Wayne will be removed from office by court order. As an NRA member and a member of its Board of Directors, I have a duty to plan for that contingency. I know Col. Allen West will make a great Executive Vice President of the NRA. Col. West is a nationally recognized advocate for the Second Amendment. He has extensive political experience and a record of speaking out on the NRA Board of Directors for the reform and the restoration of the National Rifle Association.”
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About Col West
Lieutenant Colonel (US Army, Ret) Allen West is the Executive Director of the American Constitutional Conservative Rights Union and the ACRU Action Fund. He is a constitutional conservative, combat veteran, and former member of the US Congress. During his 22-year career in the U.S. Army, Lt. Col. West served in several combat zones and received many honors, including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award. In 1993, he was named the US Army ROTC Instructor of the Year. He is also a former commissioned officer in the Texas State Guard. West was elected to the United States Congress representing Florida's 22d District. As a member of the 112th Congress, West sat on the Small Business and Armed Services Committees.
In July of 2020, Col. West was elected Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas by an overwhelming majority of State delegates. He is a legacy life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a life member of the American Legion, a life member of the Association of the United States Army, the Society of the First Infantry Division, the 4th Infantry Division, and the 101st Airborne Division. He is a Patriot Life Member (Benefactor) of the National Rifle Association, and former Board Member and Life Member (Benefactor) of the Texas Rifle Association. West is an inductee into the University of Tennessee Army ROTC Hall of Fame.
Lt. Col. West is the author of three books" Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin's Journey to Family, Faith, and Freedom; Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death; and We Can Overcome: An American Black Conservative Manifesto.