Fireband Ted Nugent caves to political pressure and apologizes for his ugly comments about President Obama.
Last month, Nugent called President Obama a "subhuman mongrel" in an interview with Guns.com.
This week, he campaigned with Gregg Abbott, the leading Republican candidate for Governor of Texas. The opposition wasted no time to highlight a part of the GOP base they rather not showcase.
Top Republicans denounced Nugent's controversial comments.
"It's a free country but that kind of language really doesn't have any place in our political dialogue," Republican Senator John McCain said. "It harms the Republican party, I'm sure that it harmed the Republican candidate there and it should be obviously be repudiated,"
"I got a problem calling the president a mongrel," Texas Governor Rick Perry told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. "I do have a problem with it that is an inappropriate thing to say."
And Thursday night Senator Rand Paul tweeted:
Ted Nugent's derogatory description of President Obama is offensive and has no place in politics. He should apologize.
— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) February 21, 2014
"Ted Nugent's derogatory description of President Obama is offensive and has no place in politics. He should apologize."
OutFront: Chris Kofins, Democratic Strategist and Ben Ferguson, CNN Political Contributor and Conservative Radio Host.