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'Duck Dynasty' star Willie Robertson will attend President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address


By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/28/2014 

Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson is going to be in attendance in Washington, D.C. tonight when President Barack Obama addresses the nation at the State of the Union Address.

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"I am proud to have my close friend, constituent and small business owner, Willie Robertson, attend tonight's State of the Union Address as my special guest," Louisiana Representative Vance McAllister said in a statement obtained by E! News.

"Willie is thankful for this opportunity and honored to attend. I look forward to the two of us representing the Fifth District in DC this evening and bringing some diversity to our nation's capitol."

Robertson will be present for the State of the Union Address because he's attending as a guest of Congressman McAllister, whom the reality TV star had reportedly endorsed during a special election last November.

Robertson is the son of fellow Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson, 67, who has been at the center of controversy on more than one occasion in recent weeks.

A&E had suspended Phil indefinitely from Duck Dynasty last month -- although the network lifted the suspension after only about one week most likely because Phil's family had threatened to quit the show -- for making offensive anti-gay comments during an interview with GQ magazine.

Phil had told GQ he feels what's right and wrong has become blurred in society and homosexuality is on the same level as terrorism, alcoholism and bestiality. He said he "never, ever" passes judgement on such people but God will eventually sort out the "homosexuals, drunks and terrorists."

Freshly off the heels of A&E reinstating his role on Duck Dynasty, Phil also made headlines for advocating underage marriage during a 2009 speech to Sportsmen's Ministry. He said it's best to marry a girl at the age of 15 or 16 who can cook and "pick ducks," according to Slate magazine.


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