Ted Nugent, Fierce Obama Critic, Attending the State of the Union as Congressman's Guest
Ted Nugent will be attending the State of the Union address Tuesday night -- assuming he passes a background check.
The fire-breathing rocker has been invited to the Capitol for the first State of the Union of President Barack Obama's second term as the guest of Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, thus disproving Nugent's prediction that if Obama won re-election he'd "either be dead or in jail."
"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 statement. "After the address, I'm sure Ted will have plenty to say."
Nugent is an outspoken critic of the president, having in just the past year called Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton criminals who needed to be beheaded, vocally wondering if the country would have been better off if the Confederacy had won the Civil War, calling Obama's supporters "pimps, whores and welfare brats." His "beheading" comments earned him a visit from the Secret Service.
On Monday afternoon, Nugent tweeted, "well well well, there will be a freedom addicted all American uppity Motown guitarplayer facing the POTUS at the SOTU addresss tomoro-lovely."
Nugent is a fierce gun-rights advocate. He made his "beheading" comments at an NRA convention -- and has battled with hosts including Piers Morgan about gun control. Obama is expected to make another call for gun control measures in his speech, which also will be attended by students of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, which helped put the issue in the spotlight.