After Rep. Maxine Waters said she would not be attending President Trump’s first State of the Union address, the Republicans veteran, Ricky Taylor said he would gladly take his seat, what he didn’t expect was for another lawmaker to step up and off his extra seat, reports Fox News.
Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) invited the veteran to come and sit by him at the event that apparently Wasters and multiple other Democrats are going to boycott.
Waters (D-CA) told MSNBC last week that Trump is “the most despicable human being that could possibly ever walk the earth.”
Her words struck a nerve with Taylor, a ten-year Army veteran, whose tweet to Fox News went viral. Taylor, who served two tours in Afghanistan, offered to take Waters’ place so he could thank the president.
@FoxNews Everyone please help and retweet. I would like to take Maxine Waters seats at The State Of The Union Address. If they don’t want to go this Military Veteran would gladly go. I’d tell the President how much he means to myself, family, Military, and all of his supporters!
— Deplorable Vet 🇱🇷 (@Elucifer23) January 16, 2018
On “Fox & Friends,” Taylor said he uses the Twitter handle “Deplorable Vet” because he’s a proud Trump supporter. After Hillary Clinton’s infamous “basket of deplorables” remark, he embraced the term, reports Fox News.
“You can call us what you want, but we’re still going to support our president,” Taylor said.
He said he takes issue with how Waters tries to speak for all black people and minorities.
“There’s so many Trump supporters out there that are minorities,” Taylor said. “She doesn’t speak for everybody, she surely doesn’t speak for me.”
Duffy joined Taylor on “Fox and Friends” on Thursday’s show where Taylor said he does not fit “Waters’ narrative” as a man of African-American and Hispanic descent who supports the President’s agenda and won’t go over to the snowflake whinny side of the Democrats.
Duffy said his extra ticket usually goes to his wife, who is Fox News’ own Rachel Campos-Duffy, but in this case, he thought Taylor’s situation and story was too good to pass up and help. Duffy, who went to Barack Obama’s address even when he didn’t agree with his policies, understands what an honor it is to be in that chamber and listen to the president give the address.
“I’m really excited,” said Taylor.