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'Duck Dynasty' star coming to State of the Union

"Duck Dynasty" is coming to the State of the Union.

Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister, R, invited Willie Robertson, a character on the A&E reality show, to be his guest at tonight's annual speech on Capitol Hill. 

"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. "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." 

Robertson's wife Korie will also be in attendance as the guest of South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham. 

"Duck Dynasty" has become somewhat of a cause célèbre for conservatives after Phil Robertson, a character on the show who serves as the family patriarch, was suspended for making insensitive comments about gay men in an article for GQ. He was suspended by A&E but reinstated in part due to Republicans rallying behind Robertson. 

Willie Robertson is one of Phil's sons.

NBC's Kasie Hunt contributed.