Rocker Ted Nugent talked about hypothetically shooting Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on Friday while speaking at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting.
Nugent, who is on the NRA’s board of directors, made the comment while responding to an audience member who asked why the NRA “endorsed Harry Reid to serve as the front man of Osama Obama.”
In video flagged by Media Matters, the conservative darling called Reid a “lying prick” after doing a bizarre impression of the senator. He then posed a hypothetical situation in which the audience member would need Reid’s help.
“If your child is dying and there’s only one way to get to the doctor, would you get on Harry Reid’s boat to get there?” Nugent said. After a pause, he continued: “Then your child’s dead. I’d get on the boat, I’d get there and then I’d shoot him.”
Nugent later asked audience members to give the NRA the “benefit of the doubt” and continue to donate if the organization did something that didn’t sit well with them.
“If you see them endorse someone like Harry Reid it’s because this deceptive bastard actually stood up for our Second Amendment rights contrary to the alternative candidate,” he said, according to a separate audio clip obtained by Media Matters.
The audience member had been off in his line of questioning, though. Reid enjoyed a solid working relationship with the NRA up until his 2010 re-election battle against Republican candidate Sharron Angle, when the organization declined to endorse him. Any goodwill left between the two further dissolved with Senate Democrats’ push for gun control legislation in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
Listen below via Media Matters: