Sarah Palin and Ted Nugent address patriotic convoy headed to Texas: ‘My heart is broke right now’

A stop in Texas for a vehicle convoy headed to the southern U.S. border featured appearances by rocker Ted Nugent and former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin.

The duo spoke to the crowd gathered in Dripping Springs for a rally on Thursday as the “Take Our Border Back” convoy made its way from Virginia and continued to the Mexico border.

Accompanied by her boyfriend Ron Duguay, Palin took to the stage amid applause and told the crowd the federal government is “actually sanctioning an invasion.”

“I do want to thank you for being in the arena, knowing that now more than ever it is required for us to stand up and fight for what is right,” she said.

“It is unconscionable, it is treasonous what our own federal government is doing to us in actually sanctioning a foreign invasion of our country across that border,” Palin continued.

“For you all to be standing up and saying, ‘You know what? Enough is enough. We’re not going to take it anymore. We’re going to take our country back.’ Texas, you’re the epicenter of this. Thank you so much for being the activists,” Palin said. “For being the hardworking, independent, patriotic Americans that you are.”

After her short speech, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee introduced Nugent who played The Star-Spangled Banner and encouraged registering to vote.

“I dare to experiment with self-government,” the rocker said. “The goons have kicked our ass with fake ballots and deceptive tactics.”

He let loose in a rant after telling the audience that he would try to “manage my emotions because my heart is broke right now.”

“If you’re here today and you’ve never registered to vote I want you to leave right now because you did this,” Nugent told the crowd.

“We’re just going to be having a peaceful assembly and ultimately it’s going to be a prayer gathering,” Robert Agee, the organizer of the Take Our Borders Back event said.

“We’re not going down to the wall, we’re not going to be engaging in ports of entry, we’re not going to be engaging in law enforcement, engaging with folks crossing the border, that was never the intent,” he added.

The convoy is reported to wrap up at a final rally in Quemado, about 20 miles from Eagle Pass, Texas on Saturday.

Frieda Powers

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