Nugent says he'll talk to Secret Service

April 18, 2012 at 4:24 PM
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WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- Rock musician Ted Nugent said Wednesday he will meet with U.S. Secret Service agents concerning his anti-Obama administration comments.

Nugent drew the Secret Service's attention for remarks he made on a video posted by the National Rifle Association last weekend in which he said, "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year."

The Secret Service said Tuesday it would be in contact with Nugent.

Speaking on conservative commentator Glenn Beck's radio talk show, Nugent said he would meet with the Secret Service Thursday.

"We actually have heard from the Secret Service," he said. "I'm looking forward to our meeting tomorrow."

Nugent told Beck he was speaking metaphorically when he spoke of being "dead or in jail." He said all his comments end with "in November," meaning when people should vote to change the direction the country is heading.

"The bottom line is I've never threatened anybody's life in my life," Nugent said. "I don't threaten, I don't waste breath threatening. I just conduct myself as a dedicated 'We the people' activist because I've saluted too many flag-draped coffins to not appreciate where the freedom comes from."

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