Inhofe responds to rocker Ted Nugent's controversial remarks about President Obama
BY WAYNE GREENE World Senior Writer
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
4/18/12 at 12:39 PM
Thursday’s story: Read Jennifer Chancellor’s blog for more: Ted Nugent responds to Democrats’ criticism by saying “I’m a black Jew at a Nazi-Klan rally.”
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe says he is mystified by controversy over comments made by Ted Nugent -- the so-called Motor City Madman -- concerning President Barack Obama.
Nugent, who is scheduled to perform in concert Thursday in Ardmore, raised some concern when he said, "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year" during a weekend interview at the National Rifle Association convention.
The Secret Service intends to contact Nugent to ask what he meant by the comment, several media sources report. In a Wednesday interview on CNN, Inhofe, a Republican and Oklahoma's senior senator, said he doesn't see anything threatening in Nugent's comments.
"What (Ted Nugent is) saying, I can’t figure out what people are talking about," Inhofe said on CNN’s “Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien." "He’s talking about him, that Ted himself would either be dead or in jail. How does that relate to the president? I have a real hard time putting that together…. To me, when I first heard that, I thought this guy is so offended by what the administration is doing, if we’re going to have to have four more years of Barack Obama, maybe he will either be dead or in jail. I put a totally different interpretation on that."
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe says he is mystified by controversy over comments made by Ted Nugent -- the so-called Motor City Madman -- concerning President Barack Obama. MICHAEL WYKE/Tulsa World