On Tuesday, Touré, co-host of MSNBC’s The Cycle, attacked a Republican congressman’s decision to invite rocker and vocal critic of President Barack Obama, Ted Nugent, to the State of the Union address. Touré said Nugent’s presence in the Capitol Building on Tuesday night is a deliberate affront to Obama.
Touré began by praising the decision of some Democratic members of Congress to invite undocumented immigrants to the State of the Union address. He said that their presence will help put a “human face” on the debate over immigration reform.
He then pivoted to Nugent whose presence, Touré said, is an effort to insult the president.
“The Ted Nugent thing I find to be way over the line,” Touré began. “A sort of human middle finger to Obama. A sort of attempt to say, you know, just screw you.”
“It’s just like the stupid party behavior that [Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby] Jindal was talking about,” Touré concluded. “Really, sort of, inappropriate for tonight.”
Watch the segment below via MSNBC:
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