The NRA Political Victory Fund has announced it will not endorse Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for re-election. It had been speculated earlier this summer that the NRA might endorse Reid over Angle. In a press release, the NRA-PVF explained that its decision was based in part on the Senate’s recent confirmation of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court:
Out of respect for the confirmation process, the NRA did not announce its position on Ms. Kagan’s confirmation until the conclusion of her testimony before the Senate Judiciary committee. Her evasive testimony exacerbated grave concerns we had about her long-standing hostility towards the Second Amendment. As a result, the NRA strongly opposed her confirmation and made it clear at the time that we would be scoring this important vote.
The NRA press release further stated that Kagan’s confirmation to the Court, along with last year’s confirmation vote on Sonia Sotomayor, are “critical for the future of the Second Amendment.”