Last week, Ted Nugent told the National Rifle Assoction that he would be either "dead or in jail" next year if President Obama gets elected in November. During an appearance on Glenn Beck's radio sho on Wednesday, Nugent revealed that he had been contacted by the U.S. Secret Service, who arranged to meet with him on Thursday after one of his concerts.
Nugent says that the Secret Service reached out to him after he severely criticized Obama during the NRA convention last week. Yesterday, he said:
"We actually have heard from the Secret Service, and they have a duty, and I salute them. I support them and I'm looking forward to our meeting tomorrow. I'm sure it will be a fine gathering backstage in Oklahoma."
Nugent is set to perform in Ardmore, Oklahoma, on Thursday. He is a longtime advocate for gun rights, and in more recent years he has campaigned for conservative politicians and causes.
A rep for the Secret Service declined to confirm whether or not the agency was meeting with Nugent. Spokesman Brian Leary said in a statement:
"We are aware of the incident with Ted Nugent, and we are conducting appropriate follow-up. We recognize an individual's right to freedom of speech but we also have a responsibility to determine and investigate intent."