Friday, February 21, 2014
Ted Nugent apologizes, sort of, for calling Obama a “sub-human mongrel”
He said he'd try to "elevate [his] vernacular."
Rocker and conservative firebrand Ted Nugent, who sparked controversy on the campaign trail with Attorney General Greg Abbott, has apologized for calling President Barack Obama a "sub-human mongrel."
In an interview with conservative radio host and CNN political commentator Ben Ferguson, Nugent said he wasn't apologizing directly to Obama, though.
"I do apologize — not necessarily to the President — but on behalf of much better men than myself," he said in the interview.
Nugent appeared to indicate that he was sorry for causing heartburn to Texas Republican leaders, including Abbott, according to CNN.
"I apologize for using the term," he said. "I will try to elevate my vernacular to the level of those great men that I'm learning from in the world of politics."
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Shelby Sementelli and Aamena Ahmed contributed to this report.