Ted Nugent to Attend State of the Union Address
Ted Nugent’s well-documented dislike of President Barack Obama won’t keep him from attending the State of the Union Address on Tuesday, Politico reports. The rocker, who compared gun owners to civil rights hero Rosa Parks last month, will be a guest of Republican congressman Steve Stockman from Texas, who last month suggested impeaching Obama over gun control.
“I am excited to have a patriot like Ted Nugent joining me in the House Chamber to hear from President Obama,” said Stockman in a statement. “After the Address, I’m sure Ted will have plenty to say.”
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Nugent has long been a staunch conservative and a vocal opponent of Obama. Last April, his comments towards Obama and the Democratic party at an NRA convention led to a meeting with the Secret Service. He blasted immigration reform and gun control at a biker rally last June and called Obama voters “pimps, whores and welfare brats” after last November’s election. He was also dismissed from his gig with American Guns on the Discovery Channel in December, as the channel canceled the show and told him he wouldn’t be back on the network.