Greg Abbott Shoots Back, Defending Ted Nugent

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the man who might be the next Governor of Texas, has invited Ted Nugent to hop on the campaign trail with him.  Predictably, the Texas Democrats are not too happy.

Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa said Monday that

“Texans deserve better than a statewide office holder and candidate running for governor who welcomes Ted Nugent and his repugnant comments.  I can’t help but recall the old saying, tell me who your friends are, and I’ll tell you who you are.”

The “repugnant comments” in question were said during a January 17 interview with at the 2014 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show)

“I have obviously failed to galvanize and prod, if not shame enough Americans to be ever vigilant not to let a Chicago communist-raised, communist-educated, communist-nurtured subhuman mongrel like the ACORN community organizer gangster Barack Hussein Obama to weasel his way into the top office of authority in the United States of America.”

Matt Hirsch, a spokesman for the Abbott campaign came out defending Abbott and his decision to have Nugent campaign with him saying,

“Ted Nugent is a forceful advocate for individual liberty and constitutional rights — especially the Second Amendment rights cherished by Texans.”

He continued with a small detraction that,

“While he may sometimes say things or use language that Greg Abbott would not endorse or agree with, we appreciate the support of everyone who supports protecting our Constitution.”