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WASHINGTON, DC — He’s everywhere!  Football games. Award shows. The White House Correspondents Dinner.

Now ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Willie Robertson will attend Tuesday night’s State of the Union address as a guest of Rep. Vance McAllister. Robertson campaigned for McAllister, the newly elected congressman from Louisiana, last fall.

Robertson himself was called on by some in the GOP to run for the seat, but he backed his friend, McAllister, instead. McAllister won the special election in November for Louisiana’s 5th Congressional district, a race that pitted two Republicans against each other.

In a press release, McAllister said he looks forward to “bringing some diversity to our nation’s capitol” Tuesday night with the attendance of his bearded guest.

Robertson is the head of Duck Commander, the family-owned duck call business featured in the hit reality show on A&E.

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He’s the son of Phil Robertson, who sparked a fierce debate in December when he made controversial comments about homosexuality. Phil, the patriarch of the family, was temporarily suspended from the show. After A&E faced sharp pushback from fans and supporters, it announced plans to resume filming later the spring with the entire family, including Phil Robertson.

A big question for Tuesday night’s State of the Union address is whether Robertson will sport his trademark stars-and-stripes bandana. He’s worn it on red carpet events in the past, but will it fly in the more-formal House chamber?

CNN’s Lisa Desjardins and Deirdre Walsh contributed to this report.

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  • ByeByeToTheRite

    I’m looking for McAllister and his bearded friend to “bring some hick inferiority to our nation’s capitol”, as if we need any more reminders of what’s seriously wrong with our country.

    I think that’s a picture of him there, but with his camouflage on, I can’t see him! LOL I’ll bet you won’t be able to spot him in the chamber tonight, either, assuming he wears his really nice, “Sunday” camouflage suit! I heard he’s actually taking a bath and washing the mud off his clothes for this event! Yee-haw!

  • Scooter

    Since you are one of the few that will actually be watching Obama spew more lies and try to divide this country even further in his state of the union speech…… Let me know if you see Willie! I won’t be watching..

  • byebyetheclown

    I am byebyetheclown and I believe every talking point I am told. I am a racist that sits in my mommys basement posting all day on fox2news that guns and jesus are bad, but Obama and Drones are good

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