Scott Walker: Nugent was ‘best part’ of NRA convention

By David Edwards
Thursday, April 19, 2012 13:06 EDT
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Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker recently praised a conservative rocker who is being investigated by the Secret Service to determine if he threatened the life of President Barack Obama.

A video uploaded by public policy graduate student James Carter shows Walker at this year’s National Rifle Association (NRA) convention, where he fondly recalls meeting Ted Nugent at an earlier NRA event.

“A few years back, the state of Wisconsin and Milwaukee gratefully hosted a convention like we are at here today in St. Louis,” Walker explained. “At that time, I was honored as a local official to give the welcome.”

“The best part was I got to meet Ted Nugent before he played the National Anthem on his guitar,” he bragged with a grin.

Nugent recently confirmed that he would be meeting with the Secret Service on Thursday after he told members of the NRA that he would “either be dead or in jail by this time next year” if Obama was re-elected.

Nugent urged people attending the convention to get everyone they knew to vote for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and against “this vile, evil, America-hating administration” or “we’ll be a suburb of Indonesia next year.”

“We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November!” he exclaimed. “Any questions?”

It’s not clear if the interview with Walker was recorded before or after Nugent’s remarks.

The Wisconsin governor also said that he was “proud to sign” the Castle Doctrine, a bill similar to Florida’s “Stand Your Ground Law” that does away with the English Law concept of a “duty to retreat.”

“For me thinking not only about people protecting their home and their property, but being able to protect their family and their loved ones in their home and on their property,” Walker said.

A June 5 recall election will determine if Walker will be able to finish his first term as governor. A recent survey by Public Policy Polling found that Walker holds a slim lead over all of his potential Democratic opponents.

Watch this video, uploaded on April 18, 2012.

(h/t: The Huffington Post)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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