Nightly News | April 18, 2012
>> federal investigators are trying to figure out whether ted nugent is a loud mouth or a dangerous loud mouth . it's what the former rock musician said in support of mitt romney that got him an apoirment to talk to the feds at the time when romney is trying to win over conservative republicans. we get the report tonight from andrea mitchell .
>> he's a gun loving rocker, the south styled motor city madman . partly a logical sideman for mitt romney , but now the secret service wants to talk to ted nugent after the longtime nra board member fired off a verbal assault kneagainst president obama .
>> if you can't galvanize and promote and get people to vote for mitt romney , we're done. our president, attorney general, vice president, hillary clinton , they're criminals. we are brave heart . we need to ride into the battlefield and chop their heads off in november.
>> nugent endorsed romney in march, tweeting after a long heart and soul conversation with mitt romney today, i concluded this good man will properly support we the people and i endorse him. romney said ted nugent endorsed my dad today. how cool is that? he joins kid rock as great musicians in support of mitt.
>> he said he had a great conversation with you. if ted says you're okay, he endorses you, i'm tempted to do the same thing.
>> that's good to hear. it's been fun getting to know him and ted nugent .
>> asked about nugent 's latest comments, the romney campaign said divisive language is offensive, but nugent has been trash talking obama since 2007 .
>> he's a piece of [ bleep ] and i told him.
>> now the romney campaign seems to think nugent 's support is more important than the criticism he brings. andrea mitchell .