Ted Nugent says he's seen the light after Virginia shooting: 'We have got to be civil'
Ted Nugent interviewed by KENS-TV on Feb. 18, 2014.

Singer Ted Nugent claims that he has seen the light and will stop using toxic rhetoric to attack Democrats.

In a Thursday interview with 77WABC Radio, Nugent swore that he has "reevaluated" his language and would refrain from saying “anything that can be interpreted as condoning or referencing violence.”

“At the tender age of 69, my wife has convinced me I just can’t use those harsh terms,” he admitted. “I cannot and will not and I encourage even my friends/enemies on the left, in the Democrat and liberal world, that we have got to be civil to each other.”

Nugent is well known for attacking Democrats, particularly former Secretary Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). He once referred to the former president as "a piece of sh*t" and "sub-human mongrel" and urged him to "suck on my machine gun." He then went on to encourage Clinton to "ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless b*tch."

As for Sanders, Nugent said that the Democratic presidential candidate could "eat sh*t and die."

Nugent earned criticism after comedian Kathy Griffin. "If you got mad at Kathy Griffin and didn’t say sh*t about Ted Nugent, you’re a hypocrite," actor D.L. Hughley said after Griffin was fired from CNN.

Listen to the full interview below: