Outspoken musician and gun right supporter Ted Nugent will be Rep. Steve StockmanSteve StockmanCruz will skip State of the Union Ethics: Lawmakers didn’t ‘knowingly’ break rules with Azerbaijan gifts Lawmakers deny knowledge of secret funding for 2013 trip MORE’s guest Tuesday night at President Obama’s State of the Union address.
Nugent is well known for his defense of the Second Amendment and for his criticism of Obama's politics. Obama is expected to make gun control a central part of this address.
The Secret Service later interviewed Nugent about his comments.
Many Democrats are bringing victims of gun shootings to the State of the Union address, and Obama has invited the parents of a teenager who was slain in Chicago just a week after performing at the president's inauguration.
Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), who was seriously wounded in a mass shooting at a constituent event two years ago, is also scheduled to attend.
Stockman said in a Monday news release, “I am excited to have a patriot like Ted Nugent joining me in the House Chamber to hear from President Obama.”
Stockman added of the “Cat Scratch Fever” rocker and ardent gun-rights supporter, “after the address I’m sure Ted will have plenty to say.”