"Wango Tango" rocker, who has called Obama "evil" and a "criminal," to be in House chamber
A Republican congressman says he's invited rocker Ted Nugent, who has referred to President Barack Obama's administration as "evil, America-hating," to the State of the Union address.
Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas said Monday on his website that Nugent will be his guest for the president's speech Tuesday night. Stockman has 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.”
In a speech to the National Rifle Association during the 2012 campaign, Nugent said that if Obama were re-elected, the longtime gun-control opponent would either be "dead or in jail by this time next year."
He also called the Obama administrations "criminals… We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November."
Nugent's remarks led to meetings with representatives of the Secret Service.