Ted Nugent appeared on Glenn Beck's radio show on Wednesday. Watch the video here.
It was no surprise that Ted Nugent's over-the-top comments made at last weekend's NRA convention fueled the liberal media and created hours of outrage on radio and television for both the Left and Right. There were even some reports that Nugent was being questioned by the Secret Service.
But what is the real story?
- Has Ted Nugent been questioned by the Secret Service?
- Were his comments actual "threats of physical violence" to the president and Democrats?
Let's allow Ted to explain it all.
"First of all, I'm the master of metaphors," Nugent told radio host Joe Pags, and then went on to take a shot at his critics: "...and nobody needs an interpreter when i speak except [DNC Chair] Wasserman Schultz and the Marxist czars in the Obama administration and the ultra-leftist America-hating media out there. So I think everybody knows what I meant."
"Obviously our American dream is dead if this president continues to spend our great great grandchildren's money at an irresponsible and unaccountable pace. And certainly we're in jail because we've become subservient and addicted to Fedzilla -- the wasteful, money-burning monster that is the federal government right now."
He added: "When I say 'rip their heads off,' I'm talking figuratively that we need to go to the voting booth and fire these people!"
Over the weekend, Nugent said “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will be either be dead or in jail by this time next year," and “We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November! Any questions?” That sent Democrats like Wasserman Schultz scrambling, and even prompted the Secret Service to say it was probing Nugent's comments.
So has he heard from the authorities? Not yet.
"Whether there is an actual investigation on my speech at the NRA or not, I will find out sooner or later. But I'm more than happy to talk to the heroes of the Secret Service. ... But I look forward to speaking with them if they wish to speak with me, because I stand by my speech at the NRA, and I stand by the fact that we have to go to the voting booth and exercise out duty as citizens of America by voting our conscience, whatever hat conscience might be."
The interview didn't end there. "Nuge" and "Pags" also get into:
- The DOJ's failed "Fast and Furious" program
- The issue of the government raids on family farms in Michigan where pigs are being slaughtered
- And, of course he plugs the Ted Nugent ammunition
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz being a "sub-human punk"
Take a listen below:
Blaze editor Jon Seidl also contributed to this story.