RNC official calls NRA Web video ‘inappropriate’

January 18, 2013

Another Republican is speaking out against a new Web video from the National Rifle Association that makes a political point using President Obama's daughters.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Thursday called the ad "reprehensible." And now John Ryder, a longtime Republican National Committee member from Tennessee, tells Post Politics that he agrees with Christie that Obama's daughters should be off-limits.

"I think the use of the President's children in any such ad is inappropriate," Ryder said in an e-mail. "I use different language, but I'm not from [New Jersey]."

The ad notes that Obama's daughters have armed guards but that the president doesn't support posting armed guards to protect the children in America's schools.

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.
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