Republicans Flock to Duck Dynasty Star
Posted at 4:43 p.m. on Jan. 29
While Democrats were busy staking out POTUS-accessible aisle seats hours ahead of Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, Republican lawmakers had plenty of time to mix and mingle with those on hand for the political spectacle.
Who did GOP solons overwhelmingly seek out and exuberantly squeal about meeting all over social media?
“Duck Dynasty” scion Willie Robertson, ‘natch.
The reality TV personality attended the annual address as a guest of Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La., the freshman lawmaker Robertson helped get elected to Congress last fall.
But McAllister was far from the only pol that piled into photographs with the star-spangled-bandana wearing, untucked-shirt-sporting outdoorsman.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., got into the act by inviting Robertson’s wife, Korie, to pal around for the night:
Sen. James M. Inhofe, R-Okla., who was mistakenly swept up into a non-existent tug-of-war over the A&E entertainer, didn’t miss his chance to share a bit of the spotlight:
And then there was everybody else.
Team Pelican State
Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La.:
Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La.:
Sen. David Vitter, R-La.:
Team Lone Star State
Rep. Joe L. Barton, R-Texas:
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas:
Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas:
Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn.:
Rep. Bob W. Goodlatte, R-Va.:
Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga.:
Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky.:
Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, R-N.C.:
Rep. Alan Nunnelee, R-Miss.:
Rep. Martha Roby, R-Ala.:
Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb.:
Reps. Candice S. Miller, R-Mich., and Jackie Walorski, R-Ind.:
Former Speaker Newt Gingrich:
Sorry, Phil. But it looks like Willie’s king of this Hill.