Action star Steven Seagal is mulling over a run for Arizona governor.
The “Marked for Death” star told KNXV-TV about his thoughts in a recent interview, actually impressing us with the valid points he made.
The 61-year-old revealed the news while discussing his newly released reality series “Steven Seagal – Lawman: Maricopa County.”
Seagal teamed up with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, known as “America’s Toughest Sheriff”, for the show that was filmed in Arizona and airs on cable TV’s Reelz Channel.
Steven Seagal is a member of Arpaio’s posse, made up of 3,000 unpaid civilians. He also has been deputized with sheriff’s offices in New Mexico, Texas and Louisiana.
Seagal spoke with ABC about his running for Governor, stating it was “remotely a joke” but that he would “consider it.”
He told ABC that the country’s leading problem today is open borders, “I don’t think our biggest problem is Islamist terrorism in America. Oh I don’t think that’s it at all. The biggest problem is open borders. I think that across these borders, any type of terrorism can occur.”
The martial artist adds that open borders are “a tremendous oversight by the current administration.”
He quoted former President Ronald Reagan who said, “If you don’t have security on your borders you don’t have a country.”
He also touched on the issue of amnesty, stating, “You have to be very careful with blanket pardons. If you’re gonna pardon people you should do a background on them to make sure they’re safe for society.”
Seagal adds that he and Sheriff Arpaio are only out for justice and “whether or not you’re a criminal”. He says that he and the tough sheriff do not discriminate based on race or nationality.
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