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Willie Robertson on government shutdown and politics

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GOP operatives in Louisiana were trying to court Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson for retiring Rep. Rodney Alexander’s, R-La., Congressional seat, but this time around, that’s not happening.

“I ran for about a week, but I wasn’t aware that I was running,” Willie Robertson said in Washington last week.

“I never rule anything out,” he added.

“I like staying involved in politics, in trying to help shape things.”

Willie Robertson and his wife Korie were in Washington DC for the annual Angels in Adoption gala

Willie Robertson and his wife Korie were in Washington DC for the annual Angels in Adoption gala

Willie Robertson also advised current Members of Congress on how to solve the government shutdown: “I’m trying to get people to work in my duck call room, that’s hard enough.”

The Duck Dynasty star revealed he didn’t suffer from the shutdown on this Washington trip.

“No, it didn’t affect me getting in here at all, we’ll be back to work tomorrow,” Willie Robertson said.

“See, we still have to work down in Louisiana, so we’ve got to go to work and make some duck calls, try them out and keep making the TV show.”

Willie Robertson and his wife Korie were in Washington D.C. for the annual Angels in Adoption gala and were honored for the positive portrayal of adoption on their reality show.

“I asked Korie to marry me when she was 17, so really, I feel like I adopted her,” Willie Robertson joked.

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