Right-wing rocker Ted Nugent agreed to meet with Secret Service agents Thursday, April 19 regarding controversial remarks he made about President Barack Obama at a National Rifle Association convention this past weekend.
"If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year," Nugent said at the annual conference in St. Louis on Saturday.
He added, "If you can't go home and get everybody in your lives to clean house in this vile, evil, America-hating administration, I don't even know what you're made of."
Nugent also suggested that President Obama's administration was like a coyote that needed to be shot.
His comments were recorded and posted online by Right Wing Watch, a blog "dedicated to monitoring and reporting on the activities of right-wing political organizations," according to their website.
The Secret Service, which investigates all threats to the President, said it was looking into the remarks early Wednesday, but by Wednesday afternoon, Nugent told conservative radio host Glenn Beck he agreed to meet with agents the next day.
"The bottom line is I've never threatened anybody's life in my life," Nugent told Beck. "I just conduct myself as a dedicated 'We the people' activist because I've saluted too many flag draped coffins to not appreciate where the freedom comes from."
"I'm not trying to diminish the seriousness of this, because if the Secret Service are doing it they are serious," he added.
by RTT Staff Writer
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