Actor George Takei of “Star Trek” fame has taken to Twitter to claim that he is thinking about challenging Mitch McConnell for his Senate seat.
According to Fox News:
For “Star Trek” actor George Takei, resisting U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell may not be futile.
The 82-year-old actor and liberal activist on Thursday tweeted that he was “tempted to move to Kentucky to just run against” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
I’m tempted to move to Kentucky just to run against Mitch McConnell.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) May 23, 2019
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) May 23, 2019
To run for Senate, a candidate is only required to live in the state that they’d represent. But defeating a career politician like McConnell would be no small task.
McConnell hasn’t lost an election since unseating Walter “Dee” Huddleston for the Senate in 1984.
Takei recently pledged and asked others to join him in not speaking negatively about any Democrat presidential candidate.