‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Attending State of the Union

Willie Robertson is a Louisiana congressman's guest of honor

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Call it Mr. Duck goes to Washington.

Willie Robertson, a star on the A&E reality show Duck Dynasty, is attending Tuesday night’s State of the Union address as a guest of Louisiana Republican Rep. Vance McAllister.

“I am proud to have my close friend, constituent and small business owner, Willie Robertson, attend tonight’s State of the Union Address as my special guest,” McAllister said in a statement. “I look forward to the two of us representing the Fifth District in DC this evening and bringing some diversity to our nation’s capitol.”

The Duck Dynasty family has been under fire in recent months after patriarch Phil Robertson made anti-gay remarks last year. Robertson was briefly suspended from that show but the suspension was quickly withdrawn after conservatives rallied to Robertson’s side. The show, which follows the Robertson family as it runs a duck call fabrication business, has suffered a ratings drop since then.

Willie Robertson is widely seen as playing a key role in McAllister’s 2013 special election win. He appeared in a commercial endorsing McAllister saying, “Let’s send somebody from the 5th district who speaks for us to help turn Washington around.”

(MORE: “Watch ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Make Anti-gay Comments And Get Suspended For It”)

16 comments
Curious_Quiche
Curious_Quiche

I hope they remembered to check him for weapons, what with the Robertsons being such vocal hoplophiles. Maybe a few cavity searches would do 'em some good. Loosen 'em up.

formerlyjames
formerlyjames

The duck guy will be right at home with the majority of low life trash in the house.   But who decides which congressidiot guests get into the limited space?   

Sparrow55
Sparrow55

Note to Duck Dynasty fans and Tea Party supporters everywhere:  Those strange looking things on the shelves behind Willie Robertson are called books.  

notsacredh
notsacredh

If Jesus was in his is 60's and had his own tv show.....

TerryClifton02
TerryClifton02

Frizell, Willie is coming to Washington, not his daddy.

Galen
Galen

The Nuts always bring one of their own.


:Last year it was Nugent (sp) and then there was the plumber.

ARTRaveler
ARTRaveler

Can he be respectful in the presence of his "betters"?  

notsacredh
notsacredh

I liked Willie better when he was in ZZ Top.

notsacredh
notsacredh

And the white trash GOP just keeps on getting trashier.

aztecian
aztecian

@Curious_Quicheyeah...this is a disgrace...like have a kkk rally at the capital.  what a truly stupid and insulting thing to do. 

TerryClifton02
TerryClifton02

@ARTRaveler 

Oh, yes those lying scumbags who have run our country into the sewer..Their so much better than the rest of us. Get off your knees and rise up from your throne, and stop the public worship of your idols..He runs a successful business, employs 100's of people, and he pays taxes. 

TerryClifton02
TerryClifton02

@sacredh 

Even they could find a token openly gay athlete to show off, that chess piece has already been claimed..

ARTRaveler
ARTRaveler

@TerryClifton02 @ARTRaveler You shouldn't speak so badly about President Bush 2.  It was his administration that took the country off the cliff and the Tea Party in the US House that has prevented us from getting back on track.


I don't worship anyone but in church but this hatred of the black man in The White House is really stupid.  But as I wrote earlier, haters have to hate so enjoy yourself tonight and hopefully your TV will still be still working in the morning or your purchase of a new one will help the President Obama economy!

notsacredh
notsacredh

@TerryClifton02, they could at least bring a token woman, minority or at the very least, someone educated. The change would do them good.