‘Duck Commander’ reality star endorses nephew for Congress: ‘Bibles and guns brought us here’
Republican House candidate Zach Dasher — the Duck Dynasty clansman who blamed the Sandy Hook massacre on Richard Dawkins and claimed “YOLO” was an atheist conspiracy — released a campaign advertisement featuring his famous uncle, Hemant Mehta reports.
In the short video, “Duck Commander” Phil Robertson can be seen sporting an assault rifle in one hand and a tattered copy of the Bible in the other.
“Hey Louisiana,” he begins. “Bibles and guns brought us here, and Bibles and guns will keep us here. Zach Dasher believes in both, that’s why I’m voting for him.”
“He loves his family,” Robertson says in an accompanying ad. “He’s got a servant’s heart, he knows his Bible, and he’s a good man.”
“We vetted him,” he says, giving his nephew the thumbs-up.
The advertisement will air across the contested Fifth Congressional district from now until Election Day.
His opponent, Representative Vance McAllister, was caught kissing a female aide earlier this year. McAllister had counted the Robertson family as allies, but last year, patriarch Phil referred to him as that “dude who fed us a lie” and endorsed “my little nephew who came from the loins of my sister,” Dasher.
This latest campaign buy is being fueled by money coming in from his family, which has contributed over $100,000 to his bid for office.
Watch the entire campaign advertisement below.