Former Republican Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge has elected to step down from his position with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s pro-gun control organization Everytown for Gun Safety. In a statement provided to The Daily Caller, a Ridge spokesperson said that the former governor became “uncomfortable” with the group’s electoral work.
“When I signed on as an advisor to Everytown, I looked forward to a thoughtful and provocative discussion about the toll gun violence takes on Americans,” Ridge’s statement read.
“After consultation with Everytown, I have decided that I am uncomfortable with their expected electoral work,” Ridge said. “Therefore, we have decided that we will pursue this issue in our separate spheres.”
The New York Times revealed that Ridge was appointed to join the group’s advisory board on April 16. Along with former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen, Ridge was one of two prominent members of George W. Bush’s administration to serve in Bloomberg’s organization.
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