WASHINGTON (February 11, 2013)—U.S. Rep Steve Stockman R-Friendswood, said Monday he has he's invited transplanted Waco rocker Ted Nugent, who has referred to President Barack Obama's administration as "evil, America-hating," to the State of the Union address.
Stockman said Monday on his website that Nugent will be his guest for the president's speech Tuesday night.
Stockman has talked of impeaching Mr. Obama over his gun control proposals.
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."
Nugent's remarks led to meetings with representatives of the Secret Service.
Nugent said he was told he’ll sit in the balcony directly in front of the president.
He said he was invited because Stockman thought the audience for the address might be “stacked” with gun victims and wanted someone there who’s a Second Amendment supporter.
U.S. Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez, D-Ill., said another guest would be Gabino Sanchez of South Carolina whom he described as a husband, father and an illegal immigrant fighting deportation.