Nugent: ‘Solid, professional’ meeting with Secret Service
Rock star, hunting enthusiast and outspoken conservative Ted Nugent had a “solid” meeting with Secret Service agents in Oklahoma on Thursday.
The meeting came as a result of a speech the “Motor City Madman” gave in St. Louis last week at a National Rifle Association convention in which he spoke of chopping off Democrats’ heads and said he would be “dead or in jail” next year if President Barack Obama is re-elected.
“I met with two fine, professional Secret Service agents in OK today,” Nugent wrote in a statement published at his website. “Good, solid, professional meeting concluding that I have never made any threats of violence towards anyone. The meeting could not have gone better. I thanked them for their service, we shook hands and went about our business. God bless the good federal agents wherever they may be.”
Reuters reported that the Secret Service considers the issue to be resolved.
“The Secret Service interview of Ted Nugent has been completed,” Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said. “The issue has been resolved. The Secret Service does not anticipate any further action.”
Nugent reiterated his message of opposition to the policies of the Obama administration in his post-Secret Service meeting statement.
“My speech, like every year at NRA, was about the unlimited greatness of this sacred experiment in self-government, thanking the heroes of the U.S. Military and law enforcement for their incredible sacrifices waging war against the enemies of freedom wherever it may slither,” he said, going on to add, “I begged everyone to register and vote, because warriors give up their lives so that we can. I spotlighted cockroaches and rallied those who care to stomp ’em out at the voting booth in November, as is my duty as an American.”
According to Nugent, he never truly threatened anyone.
“By no stretch of the imagination did I threaten anyone’s life, or hint at violence or mayhem. Metaphors needn’t be explained to educated people,” he said.
Nugent endorsed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in March.