January 28, 2014, 01:03 pm
GOP Rep. to bring 'Duck Dynasty' star to State of the Union as guest
By Rebecca Shabad
Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.) will bring “Duck Dynasty” star Willie Robertson to the State of the Union address on Tuesday.
“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.
Robertson’s father, Phil Robertson, was suspended from the A&E reality show in December because of anti-gay and racial remarks he made in an interview.
He told GQ magazine that homosexuality is a sin, and African-Americans were happier living under Jim Crow laws.
The show, which began in 2012, is set in Louisiana. McAllister won the special election in November to replace former Rep. Rodney Alexander (R-La.).
Phil Robertson endorsed McAllister in the race to win the district, which is located in a rural area along the Mississippi River. Willie also recorded a get-out-the-vote video for McAllister in the lead-up to the election.
“Willie is thankful for this opportunity and honored to attend. 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.”