In a statement to the media, McAllister said, "I am proud to have my close friend, constituent and small business owner, Willie Robertson, attend tonight's State of the Union Address as my special guest. Willie is thankful for this opportunity and honored to attend. I look forward to the two of us representing the Fifth District in DC this evening and bringing some diversity to our nation's capitol."
By diversity, he must be referring to the lack of long, bushy beards among members of today's
The elder Robertson was reinstated after a loud public outcry, but the once-top-rated series saw its ratings dive for the new season, which debuted earlier this year.