‘Duck Dynasty’ Star To Attend State Of The Union Address
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WASHINGTON (CBS DC/AP) — One “Duck Dynasty” star will be attending Tuesday night’s State of the Union address.
Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La., announced on Twitter that Duck Commander CEO Willie Robertson will be his guest for President Barack Obama’s State of the Union.
— Vance McAllister (@RepMcAllister) January 28, 2014
“I’m happy to announce that my friend, constituent & small business owner (Willie Robertson) will be attending tonight’s (State of the Union) as my guest,” McAllister tweeted.
The Robertson family supported McAllister during November’s special election to fill the seat of retiring Rep. Rodney Alexander.
The popular A&E reality show has taken a ratings tumble in Season 5.
Nielsen says “Duck Dynasty” drew 8.5 million viewers for its fifth-season premiere.
That audience was slightly higher than for October’s fourth-season finale of the A&E reality show. But last summer, 12 million viewers caught the fourth-season premiere.
Phil Robertson, the family patriarch, was briefly suspended by A&E after GQ magazine quoted him declaring that gays are sinners and African-Americans were happy under Jim Crow laws. Supporters of Robertson’s right to voice his opinions flocked to his defense before the network reinstated him.
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