Action movie star Steven Seagal has hinted that he may run for Arizona governor.
Seagal is an action film star, writer, producer, guitarist, artists and reserve deputy sheriff. His first film was “Above the Law (1988)”. He became famous in 1992 when “Under Siege” was released where he acted as Navy SEAL counter-terrorist expert. To date, he has been featured in more than 22 films.
The “Under Siege” actor stated that he would "remotely consider" the move to become a politician when he spoke to Phoenix News. "It was kind of a joke, but I suppose I would remotely consider it," said the martial arts actor.
Asked what his priority would be should he become governor of Arizona, he said that it would be to combat terrorism and secure the borders.
Seagal made the remark at an event where he was promoting “Steven Seagal-Lawman: Maricopa County”, a Reelz Channel reality series. In the series, Seagal teams up with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The show was shot in Arizona County.
Seagal also defended his co-star, Arpaio who has come under fire in the recent times for racial profiling. "Is Joe Arpaio a racist? No, he's not. And I'm not going to say I don't think he's not, he's not," said Seagal.
Seagal joins the likes of singer Clay Aiken who recently said he is actively considering joining a senatorial race.
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