A school board in Pennsylvania was dining on crow after local businesses in the Stroudsburg school district flooded the local high school rifle team with donations because the board voted to reject a $4,730 grant from the National Rifle Association.
The Morning Call reported that one board member, Alex Reincke, described the proposed NRA grant as “dirty money.”
“I didn’t want to bring national politics into this but unfortunately we have no choice,” Reincke said, according to the newspaper account. “The NRA is a group that has transformed from a bunch of people who liked hunting in the ’50s to something that quite frankly is a hateful, divisive group that seeks nothing but to push guns on people.”
This compelled one member of the audience to reportedly remind the board that “we all vote.” However, the newspaper also noted that Reincke’s comments received applause from parents.
In the end, money talked and the rhetoric walked as Fox News reported nine local businesses shelled out more than $6,000 to replace the rejected grant.