Texas Congressman invites Ted Nugent — the guy who said “if Barack Obama becomes the president in November, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year” — to the State of the Union.
Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX) has announcedthat he would be bringing musician and conservative loudmouth Ted Nugent to President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.
“I am excited to have a patriot like Ted Nugent joining me in the House Chamber to hear from President Obama,” Stockman said on his congressional website on Monday.
(Think Progress) - Traditionally, State of the Union attendees are given the opportunity to invite distinguished guests or prominent constituents to sit in during the President’s remarks. And while past honorees include war heroes and selfless public servants, Stockman has instead invited someone who has threatened the President and Democratic officials:
Nugent called President Obama a criminal and denounced his “vile, evil America-hating administration” which is “wiping its ass with the Constitution.”Taking it a step further, he said that “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.”
Following his remarks last April at a National Rifle Association annual convention, the Secret Service brought in Nugent for questioning.
Ted Nugent responded to the swift condemnation of his invitation to the State of the Union address via Twitter on Monday afternoon:
Why would Nugent even want to go?
Why did this guy invite him?
Sounds to me like they are doing this simply as a slap in the face to the president.