Ted Nugent (Kind Of) Apologizes for ‘Sub-Human Mongrel’ Obama Remark

Ted Nugent has apologized for his “sub-human mongrel” remark aimed at President Obama, though he wouldn’t direct the apology at the president.

After a week-long CNN crusade and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) calling for an apology, Nugent finally did so Friday morning while appearing on the Ben Ferguson Show.

The rocker branded his words as “street fighter terminology,” and vowed to “elevate his vernacular” to the level of prominent Republican Texans like Gov. Rick Perry, Sen. Ted Cruz, and current gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott.

According to CNN reporter Ashley Killough, the apology wasn’t directed so much at Obama as much as for having used the terminology itself:

“I do apologize–not necessarily to the President–but on behalf of much better men than myself,” he said in an interview with conservative radio host Ben Ferguson, who’s also a CNN political commentator.

[…] Nugent said he apologizes “for using the streetfighter terminology of ‘subhuman mongrel’ instead of just using more understandable language, such as ‘violator of his own- the Constitution.”

In his apology, Nugent appeared to regret more the fact that his language has been tied to Republican politicians from his state, such as Abbott, Gov. Rick Perry, and Sen. Ted Cruz.

“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.”

CNN aired the audio. Listen/watch below:

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