Though Maxine Waters — who boycotted President Trump’s State of the Union address — declined to give her empty SOTU seat to Ricky Taylor, the Army veteran still got to take attend Tuesday’s address.
The Daily Caller caught up with Taylor, who ended up attending as a guest of Congressman Sean Duffy, in Statuary Hall on the Hill Tuesday night, during which he poured a little more salt in Waters’ wound.
“It’s disrespectful honestly,” Taylor says, “That’s what I really believe. It’s very unpatriotic, regardless of if you like the President or not.”
“Now I get to go because she doesn’t want to go.”
Taylor said he never received any word from Waters on the seat.
Weeks before the address, the Army veteran had asked for Waters’ seat on twitter:
I would like to take Maxine Waters seats at The State Of The Union Address. If they don’t want to go this Military Veteran would gladly go. I’d tell the President how much he means to myself, family, Military, and all of his supporters!
His tweet was featured on Fox News and earned Taylor national headlines. Congressman Duffy decided to take action and personally invite Taylor to be his guest for the evening.