“American Pie” singer Don McLean pulled out of the National Rifle Association‘s convention after the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
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“In light of the recent events in Texas, I have decided it would be disrespectful and hurtful for me to perform for the NRA at their convention in Houston this week,” McLean told Fox News.
“I’m sure all the folks planning to attend this event are shocked and sickened by these events as well. After all, we are all Americans. I share the sorrow for this terrible, cruel loss with the rest of the nation,” he added.
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At least two Texas politicians have already backed out, but they say the decision was made prior to the massacre.
Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) will no longer be speaking.
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Former President Trump, however, said he will honor his “longtime commitment” to give the keynote address
Unlike former President Trump, McLean said he cannot honor his commitment to the NRA Institute for Legislative Action’s “Leadership Forum.”