WASHINGTON — White House officials blasted the National Rifle Association Wednesday for a new ad that calls Obama a hypocrite for advocating gun control legislation while his daughters are protected by armed Secret Service agents.
“Most Americans agree that a president’s children should not be used as pawns in a political fight,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney in response to the ad. “But to go so far as to make the safety of the president’s children the subject of an attack ad is repugnant and cowardly.”
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