Ted Nugent To Meet With Secret Service Today
Following his recent controversial statements about President Barack Obama, Ted Nugent will be questioned by the Secret Service on Thursday. Nugent, who has in some circles become more famous for his politics in the last 20 years than his music, said at a National Rifle Association convention that, “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.”
One would think that someone about to be investigated for a possible threat against the President of the United States would want to lawyer up as soon as possible, but Nugent has been appearing all over conservative media outlets in the past few days. According to Rolling Stone, the guitarist was on Glenn Beck’s radio show Wednesday morning to discuss the situation.
“We actually have heard from the Secret Service and they have a duty,” Nugent said. “I support them. I salute them. And I look forward to our meeting tomorrow.”
Despite joking that the meeting was going to be a “little barbecue,” Nugent acknowledged the gravity of the situation. “I’m not trying to diminish the seriousness of this, 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.”
While it is unknown if Nugent meant any actual harm with his words, he does have a history of finding ways to skirt around the law. In 1978, he became the legal guardian of his 17-year old girlfriend because she was too young for them to get married.