The Secret Service recently paid a visit to Ted Nugent following an NRA rally in which the rocker made incendiary comments about the Obama administration. “We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November,” he said, adding that he would be “dead or in jail by this time next year” if Obama were reelected.
Nugent was well aware that his words would cause a Secret Service probe; in an interview with Glenn Beck, Nugent said that it was “their duty to investigate.” Now, on his website, he’s released the following statement:
Good, solid, professional meeting concluding that I have never made any threats of violence towards anyone. The meeting could not have gone better. I thanked them for their service, we shook hands and went about our business. Godbless the good federal agents wherever they may be.
By no stretch of the imagination did I threaten anyone’s life, or hint at violence or mayhem. Metaphors needn’t be explained to educated people.
Brian Leary, a Secret Service spokesperson, confirmed that the probe ended without incident, saying, “The issue has been resolved. The Secret Service does not anticipate any further action.”