Legendary rocker Ted Nugent, who is an avid supporter of gun rights and antagonist of President Barack Obama, was in the House Chamber earlier tonight (Tuesday, February 12) when Obama delivered his State Of The Union address. Nugent attended the event as a guest of Steve Stockman, a Republican congressman from Texas who has previously talked of impeaching Obama over his gun control proposals.
“I am excited to have a patriot like Ted Nugent joining me in the House Chamber to hear from President Obama,” Stockman said in a press release. “After the Address, I’m sure Ted will have plenty to say.”
Nugent was investigated by the Secret Service in April 2012 after saying that he would be “dead or in jail by this time next year” if Obama was re-elected.
While attending the National Rifle Association convention last year, Nugent, who had endorsed Mitt Romney in the general election, said, among other things, “If you don’t know that our government is wiping its ass with the constitution, you’re living under a rock. . . I’ll tell you this right now: if Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year. . . Our president, and attorney general, our vice president, Hillary Clinton — they’re criminals. We’re Americans because we defied the king. . . We are patriots, we are bravehearts. We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November. Any questions?”