Note: the Secret Service is now apparently involved. See the update at the bottom of the story.
First it was DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz who was awfully upset with Tea Partying rock star Ted Nugent for comments he made at the NRA’s national convention in St. Louis on Saturday.
Now it’s DNC Press Secretary Melanie Roussell’s turn to be shocked that Ted Nugent, nicknamed “The Motor City Madman,” made some controversial remarks.
“Our government is wiping it’s a– with the Constitution,” Nugent said before a gathering of NRA attendees this past weekend.
“We’ve got four Supreme Court justices who don’t believe in the Constitution. Does everyone here know that four of the Supreme Court justices not only determined you don’t have the right to keep and bear arms, four Supreme Court justices signed their name to a declaration that Americans have no fundamental right to self-defense?” Nugent asked.
Watch excerpts from the Nuge’s interview here [Caution- mild language]:
Nugent called on the NRA attendees to go home and recruit “everybody in your lives to clean house in this vile, evil, America-hating administration.”
“If you can’t galvanize and promote and recruit people to vote for Mitt Romney, we’re done. We’ll be a suburb of Indonesia next year,” Nugent said. “Our president, attorney general, vice president, Hillary Clinton–they’re criminals. They’re criminals. Who doesn’t know the crimes our government are committing?”
“If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will be either be dead or in jail by this time next year,” Nugent added.
“And if you take that adamant ‘we the people’ defiance,” Nugent continued, “We’re Americans because we defy the king. We didn’t negotiate and compromise with the king. We defied the emperors. We are patriots. We are bravehearts.”
He concluded with a battle metaphor: “We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November! Any questions?”
Not long after the NRA interview, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Tweeted the following:
But that was mild compared to what Melanie Roussell was about to unleash.
“Not content to let Debbie Wasserman Schultz have all the mock-worthy thunder regarding Ted Nugent’s comments,” the Twitchy staff writes, “DNC press secretary Melanie Roussell took to Twitter in a bit of a snit.”
At last count, there were over 30 Tweets from Roussell’s account concerning Nugent. As the story grows, there will probably be more.
“Look to your own backyard first, cupcake,” the site added. “This includes vile people whose money the President refuses to return and mom-bashers who have visited him at the White House at least thirty-five times.”
Click here to see plenty more Tweets from the DNC press secretary calling for Mitt Romney to decry Ted Nugent.
Apparently, Ted Nugent’s “in jail or dead” comment isn’t sitting well with Secret Service.
“We are aware of it, and we’ll conduct an appropriate follow up,” a spokesman for the Secret Service told New York magazine.
In addition, the DNC has drafted an online petition demanding Mitt Romney denounce “Nugent’s hateful speech.”
Nugent talked about the controversy with frequent Beck radio guest host Joe “Pags” Pagliarulo:
Lastly, while being interviewed by conservative talk show host Dana Loesch Tuesday, Nugent refused to apologize for Saturday’s remarks and said they were “100 percent positive,” the New York Times reports.
Nugent is definitely not backing down from his comments.
“I will stand by my speech,” Nugent told Loesch, adding that Wasserman Schultz as a “brain-dead, soulless, heartless idiot.”
Hear Nugent’s interview with Dana Loesch:
This story has been updated.