GOOD NEWS WATCH: Army Vet Invited to SOTU Calls Maxine Waters Boycott 'Sacrilegious'
Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) and "Fox & Friends" host Rachel Campos-Duffy invited a two-tour Army veteran to the State of the Union after his request for Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) seat was ignored.
In an interview Sunday, Afghanistan war veteran Ricky Taylor ripped Waters's boycott as "sacrilegious."
Waters said she instead would offer a response, which BET network agreed to broadcast.
He said he asked the office if he could take her seat in the gallery since she won't be using it.
Campos-Duffy said that she and her husband, Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.), reached out to Taylor and invited him to take her seat ticket for the Tuesday address.
Army Veteran Ricky Taylor will now attend the #SOTU2018 as a guest of @RepSeanDuffy, after making headlines by offering to take @RepMaxineWaters' seat at President Trump's first State of the Union address. https://t.co/pbFMa7tE1M pic.twitter.com/sCRc5LOzXQ
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) January 18, 2018
She said Rep. Duffy would also be taking Taylor to dinner in Washington.
Taylor thanked Campos-Duffy and said that, to date, he has not heard a response from Waters' office.
"I really think she is more concerned with her personal vendetta against the president than a veteran who doesn't agree with her views," Taylor said, adding that Waters is "not really in tune with the average American."
He criticized the collection of Democrats bringing illegal aliens to the address as guests, and said Waters was being "sacrilegious" by boycotting such an honorable American tradition.