California Democrat Maxine Waters said she wasn't going to attend the State of the Union address, army veteran Ricky Taylor said that he wouldn't mind going in her place, Tweeting:
Everyone please help and retweet. I would like to take Maxine Waters seats at The State Of The Union Address. If they don't want to go this Military Veteran would gladly go. I'd tell the President how much he means to myself, family, Military, and all of his supporters!
That tweet caught the eye of Fox News and he found himself on Fox & Friends.
Rachel Campos-Duffy, wife of Republican Congressman Sean Duffy, saw that appearance. Duffy and Taylor then appeared on Fox News together.
(Rachel and I) thought "Wouldn't it be great to give Rachel's ticket, my ticket, to Ricky? 'Cause it's outrageous that Maxine Waters and other Democrats aren't going to actually attend the State of the Union. Once I first won my race for congress, about a couple of days later I realized "Oh my God, I get to go to the State of the Union!" It is such an amazing honor to go and sit in. I was going to go a listen to Barack Obama, and I didn't agree with his policies, but I thought "what a great American experience to be sitting in that chamber and listening to the president address the country." I saw that same excitement from Ricky and so did Rachel, so we thought "well, let's see if he wants to go and offered him a ticket."
Taylor thinks he knows exactly why he hasn't heard from Waters herself:
Honestly, I don't think I really fit Maxine's narrative. I mean, I'm a black latino veteran, and you know, she wants to portray Donald Trump supporters as, you know, middle-aged white men that, you know, live in trailers and have confederate flags sticking out. So, you know, I just don't think it fit her narrative.
He tweeted this photo and caption:
It's official! I am going to the STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS! Thanks to Representative for Wisconsin's Seventh District Sean Duffy @RepSeanDuffy for personally inviting me as his guest! I am extremely thankful for this. Couldn't have done it without all of you and @foxandfriends
He's just thrilled to be going, I was pretty excited to see Twitter used for good instead of evil. Good job, society.