Ted Nugent: 'I Have Never Made Any Threats Of Violence Towards Anyone'
Rocker Ted Nugent has assured U.S. Secret Service officials he has no plans to attack President Barack Obama or high-ranking Democrats during the nation's 2012 elections, despite fiery remarks he made during a National Rifle Association rally at the weekend.
The "Cat Scratch Fever" hitmaker, who is a staunch conservative, hit the headlines after passionately declaring his support for the leader's chief rival, Republican Mitt Romney, at the Missouri NRA gathering.
And he urged members and fans to rally against Obama and the Democrats, stating, "We need to ride into the battlefield and chop their heads off in November."
In a video, which has since been removed from YouTube.com, Nugent also ranted, "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year."
But he insisted he meant nothing by his comments when he met with Secret Service agents on Thursday.
In a statement released by the rocker before a concert in Oklahoma, Nugent wrote, "I met with two fine, professional Secret Service agents in OK today... (It was) a 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. God bless the good federal agents wherever they may be."
Meanwhile, Romney's campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul has distanced herself and the presidential hopeful from Nugent's remarks, stating, "Divisive language is offensive no matter what side of the political aisle it comes from. Mitt Romney believes everyone needs to be civil."