Republican lawmakers hoping to brandish their conservative credentials were lining up Tuesday night to tweet photos of themselves with Willie Robertson, the star of the A&E reality show "Duck Dynasty."
Robertson's father Phil was temporarily suspended from the show for making anti-gay remarks in a GQ article, but then allowed back after Republicans rallied behind him. Willie Robertson is attending the State of the Union address as the guest of Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.).
Korie Robertson, Willie's wife, also is attending, compliments of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Several conservatives posted pictures of themselves with Willie Robertson and said how honored they were to meet him.
— David Vitter (@DavidVitter) January 28, 2014
— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveWorks4You) January 28, 2014
— Lindsey Graham (@GrahamBlog) January 28, 2014
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) January 28, 2014
— Rep. Jeff Duncan (@RepJeffDuncan) January 28, 2014
— Bradley Byrne (@BradleyByrne) January 29, 2014
CORRECTION: This post has been updated to reflect it was Robertson's father Phil who was suspended from the show.
This post has also been updated with more photos.