August 14th, 2013
05:40 PM ET
9 years ago

GOP provocateur wants Obama-mocking rodeo clown for Texas

(CNN) – A U.S. Representative from Texas known for his provocative statements wants the Missouri rodeo clown fired for mocking President Barack Obama to know he is welcome in the Lone Star state.

Rep. Steve Stockman, the Republican who invited conservative firebrand musician Ted Nugent to the 2013 State of the Union address, has put out a release inviting the rodeo clown to come and perform in his home district in Texas.

"Liberals want to bronco bust dissent. But Texans value speech, even if its speech they don't agree with," Stockman said in the statement.

The unnamed clown wore a mask in the likeness of the president at a rodeo performance Saturday, with a broom handle stuck up his backside. A rodeo announcer asked the audience if they would like to see Obama run over by a bull.

Asked for comment Wednesday, White House spokesman Joshua Earnest reacted to the rodeo performance with distaste. "As a native Missourian it's certainly not one of the finer moments for our state, and not the way that I like to see our state mentioned in the news," he said.

Stockman, himself fond of anti-Obama and anti-Liberal statements on social media, called the performance "a harmless gag," he said.

"Liberals have targeted this man for personal destruction to create a climate of fear," the second-term Congressman said.

"The idea to create a state of fear and make people afraid to trivialize Obama."

There's been no word on whether or not the clown will take up the offer.

- CNN's Deirdre Walsh contributed to this report.

Filed under: Missouri • President Obama • Texas
soundoff (52 Responses)
  1. Marie MD

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE MEXICO, take texas back. We don't want it.
    @RLaio, this is not about being politically correct and making fun of elected officials. This is about lies and the kkk/tea trolls mad as heck because how dare a black man be elected president.
    Watch some of the town hall clips going on right now in 2013. The haters still think the President is a Kenyan born, communist, socialist, fill in the blanks with the hate words. Then again, these are the same morons who want to shut down the government to overturn Obamacare. Just like when the tea trolls came to DC asking for government out of their lives while receiving Social Security and Medicare (possibly Medicaid) from the looks/age of them!

    August 15, 2013 06:20 am at 6:20 am |

    The Guns Over People Shutdown Government tea potty learned nothing when that landslide loss fell on their heads on Nov 6.
    2014 comes quickly for them.

    August 15, 2013 07:09 am at 7:09 am |
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