On the day Ted Nugent is set to meet with the Secret Service about some incendiary remarks he made about President Obama at last weekend’s NRA national convention in St. Louis, the NRA deleted the archived footage of the comments from the internet.
There’s plenty of convention content available on the group’s web page and YouTube channel, but you won’t find any footage of the Sunday afternoon discussion with Nugent — an NRA board member — that led Mitt Romney to distance himself from Nugent and prompted the Secret Service to schedule a meeting with him.
“If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year,” Nugent told a crowd at the convention. That comment piqued the interest of the Secret Service, who’ll be meeting with Nugent Thursday.
The White House did not immediately respond for a comment on whether it or the Secret Service played a role in the deletion of the videos. Nor did the NRA immediately respond to a request for comment.
A recording of Nugent at the convention from a video that was once on the NRA homepage was captured by Right Wing Watch:
That video, and the rest of the Nugent convention content, has now been taken down. If you try to find it on the YouTube channel, you find this:
Convention videos of Nugent have been removed from the NRA home page:
Other speakers’ convention videos are still available. Oliver North’s video archive page, for example, still exists on the NRA home page, with his convention speech playing alongside:
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