California Rep. Maxine Waters may not be gracing President Trump’s State of the Union address with her presence on January 30, but don’t worry – her replacement is a bigtime upgrade.
When he heard about the fact that Waters would be boycotting the speech, Ricky Taylor, an Army vet with two Afghanistan tours under his belt, took to Twitter to express how much he would appreciate the honor.
@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
Taylor was invited on Fox News earlier in the week to make his pitch…
Which was then seen by Representative Sean Duffy.
The Wisconsin Congressman, who gets one guest ticket as a member of Congress, discussed the matter with his wife, who happens to be Fox News contributor Rachel Campos-Duffy, and they both agreed to give Taylor the seat she would typically have received to the event.
Which made Ricky Taylor a very happy man…
It’s official! I am going to the STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS! Thanks to Representative for Wisconsin’s Seventh District Sean Duffy @RepSeanDuffy for personally inviting me as his guest! I am extremely thankful for this. Couldn’t have done it without all of you and @foxandfriends pic.twitter.com/4lIvgmb7RP
— Deplorable Vet ???????? (@Elucifer23) January 17, 2018
The pair appeared on Thursday morning’s edition of Fox & Friends to discuss the fortunate series of events.
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) January 18, 2018
— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 18, 2018
“After Barack Obama, I think a lot of people in this country really wanted something different,” said Taylor, responding to a question about his support for President Trump. “They didn’t want a politician – they didn’t want somebody who was gong to be a smooth talker and say what you want to hear. I really adhere to his policies on immigration, what his ideas are for the economy so, a lot of this struck a chord with me and I think he’s really coming through with that.”
So, did Waters have anything to say about her ‘replacement?’
“She wants to portray Donald Trump supporters as middle-aged white men that live in trailers and have Confederate flags sticking out,” Taylor said of Waters, “so I just don’t think it fit her narrative and I pretty much knew I wouldn’t get a response from her.”
Many folks tweeted their support for Taylor. They especially seemed to appreciate the fact that the vet, who happens to be a minority, doesn’t fit the Democratic narrative.
US Army Vet Ricky Taylor on the staggering number of minorities that support President Trump & the phony news being spread regarding his racism.
‘Maxine Waters doesn’t soeak for everybody. She surely doesn’t speak for me.’
Say it Brother! pic.twitter.com/xSQkmVczls
— GRIZZLE (@GrizzleMeister) January 18, 2018
This is AWESOME! Ricky Taylor, an army Vet, pleaded on Twitter to Maxine Watters’ to take her ticket to the SOTU. Rachel Duffy gave him her ticket. He never heard from Maxine, as he said he doesn’t fit her narrative as a black Latino Trump supporter.????????????????????????#FoxAndFriends pic.twitter.com/iCFS1qorAf
— Shell Covfefe???????????????????????? (@MichelleRMed) January 18, 2018
— MAGA Michelle ???????? (@MAGAMichelle18) January 18, 2018
Thank you @RepSeanDuffy for inviting Veteran Ricky Taylor to the SOTU. God bless you!
— O MAGAllanes (@120w_max) January 19, 2018
#Maxine Waters is refusing to go to #SOTU to protest against #POTUS.
Ironically, Ricky Taylor, a #deplorable 10-yr Army veteran, has been given her #SOTU seat.
Lesson: If you refuse to do the job you were elected for, then someone else will.
— ld_carpenter (@ld_carpenter) January 19, 2018
Yep, that last tweet about sums it up. While Taylor was hesitant during the interview when asked about the possibility of running for office himself, the support he’s already receiving does raise the possibility that a seat at the State of the Union could be a regular thing for this patriot.
One thing’s for sure – President Trump and America could use him.