Willie Nelson responds to criticism over support of Texas Democratic candidate

Willie Nelson responds to criticism over support of Texas Democratic candidate (Cropped Photo: joshbg2k / Wikipedia / CC BY 2.0)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) --Country icon Willie Nelson continues to vocalize his support for Beto O-Rourke, a Democratic candidate running against Texas Senator Ted Cruz.

Some fans were surprised at Nelson's support and criticized the decision, to which the 85-year-old is also now responding.

Speaking on 'The View' Tuesday, Nelson was asked what he thought about the criticism he's supporting a democrat in the normally red state. "I don't care," Nelson said of fans who don't support the move. "They're entitled to their opinions and I'm entitled to mine."

Nelson noted he's been supporting democrats all his life and "I haven't hidden it that much."

Nelson will be holding a fundraiser for O'Rourke on September 29th in Austin, Texas.

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