Nugent Cleared By Secret Service
The rocker escapes legal punishment for a controversial speech made last week
Nugent had been under scrutiny since a speech at a National Rifle Association conference in St. Louis, where he ranted about the Obama administration, "We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November." If President Obama is re-elected, said Nugent, he'd be "dead or in jail by this time next year."
However, the matter has now been seemingly put to bed.
"I met with two fine, professional Secret Service agents in (Oklahoma) today," the rocker and arch-conservative said Thursday in a post on his website. "Good, solid, professional meeting concluding that I have never made any threats of violence towards anyone. The meeting could not have gone better. I thanked them for their service, we shook hands and went about our business. Godbless the good federal agents wherever they may be."
He added: "By no stretch of the imagination did I threaten anyone's life, or hint at violence or mayhem. Metaphors needn't be explained to educated people."