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This Congresswoman Just Set the Record Straight after the NRA's President Said She Won for Being a 'Minority Female'

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The National Rifle Association's new president, Carolyn Meadows, is already off to a rocky start after comments about freshman Congresswoman Lucy McBath (D-GA).

Meadows said in an interview with the Marietta Daily Journal that McBath, who lost her son Jordan to gun violence in 2012, won because she is a black female:

“[I]t is wrong to say like McBath said, that the reason she won was because of her anti-gun stance. That didn’t have anything to do with it — it had to do with being a minority female.”

In reality, it would seem that the odds were against McBath during the 2018 midterms. McBath, who ran on a platform of common sense gun reform, unseated a Republican congresswoman in a majority-white district that voted for Trump in 2016.

It wasn't long before McBath responded, elaborating on why she won and calling for others to join the cause.

McBath's response to Meadows's comments were widely praised.

Many vowed to heed her calls to action.

Meadows has yet to apologize.