*Tuesday night’s State of the Union address will have “Duck Dynasty” star Willie Robertson in attendance as a guest of Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister, who the reality star endorsed back in November.
“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,” McAllister said in a statement, according to E! News. “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.”
The bearded duck caller made headlines in December for comments he made during an interview with GQ about homosexuality and African-Americans. Phil Robertson was then briefly suspended from his A&E series.
Now, the entire family can be seen on the fifth season of the hit show, currently airing on A&E on Wednesday nights…and shedding viewers by the week, according to Nielsen.
Last week’s new episode drew 6.65 million viewers, its lowest viewership in 13 months.
Variety reports that in the week-to-week numbers released by Nielsen, the A&E show only hit a 3.3 rating among adults between the ages of 18 and 49, and slid even lower to 2.9 in the targeted demo of more ideal viewers by advertising standards.
It was also reported last week that the season 5 premiere marked a 28 percent drop in viewers as compared to that of season 4. At that time, they were able to draw in 12 million viewers.