Ted Nugent sparks Secret Service attention following NRA comments
Someone’s back on the radio yelling things like “I’m like Mother Teresa with a guitar,” and his name rhymes with Ned Tugent.
Continuing his history of courting political controversy, Ted Nugent is once again railing against President Obama’s “vile, evil, America-hating administration” — and the Secret Service is taking notice.
The “Cat Scratch Fever” rocker showed up at an NRA rally this past weekend and spouted off a winding anti-Obama rant, culminating in the declaration, “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will be either be dead or in jail by this time next year.”
Check it out in the video below:
A Secret Service spokesman acknowledged the alarming statement, saying, “We are aware of it, and we’ll conduct an appropriate follow up.” You’ve really done it this time, Nuge!
Of course, the man’s not willing to back down. Nugent appeared on the conservative radio host Dana Loesch’s program to stand by his remarks… in his own way. “I’m a black Jew at a Nazi-Klan rally,” he said. “And there are some power-abusing, corrupt monsters in our federal government that despise me because I have the audacity to speak the truth.”
And so forth! Give it a listen yourself:
What do you guys think of Ted’s talk? Let us know in the comments.
Update: Politico reports that Nugent’s ready to meet with the Secret Service. “We actually have heard from the Secret Service,” Nugent confirmed. “And they have a duty. I support them. I salute them. And I look forward to our meeting tomorrow. I‘m sure we’ll have a great conversation … bottom line is, I’ve never threatened anybody’s life in my life. I’ve never threatened. I don’t waste breath threatening.”
“I’m not trying to diminish the seriousness of this,” he continued, “because if the Secret Service are doing it, they are serious. They are dedicated and I will be as polite and supportive as I possibly can be, which will be thoroughly.”