Former Star Trek personality George Takei who played Ensign Sulu on the famous series “Star Trek,” who is also a very vocal critic of the Republican party and President Trump floated the idea of moving to Kentucky and challenging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for his senate seat.
Takei, well-known as a left-leaning political advocate, tweeted Thursday that he’s “tempted” to move to Kentucky just to run against the Kentucky senator and Senate Majority Leader.
I’m tempted to move to Kentucky just to run against Mitch McConnell.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) May 23, 2019
The Courier Journal noted:
“Resistance, however, may be futile. McConnell hasn’t lost an election since defeating Walter “Dee” Huddleston for the senate spot in 1984.
To beat a career politician with McConnell’s backing — including the support of President Donald Trump — Takei is going to have to give it all he’s got, Captain.
Takei obviously isn’t a resident of Kentucky, but all that’s required to run for U.S. Senate is for the candidate to live in the state, so it wouldn’t take much for it to happen. McConnell is up for reelection next year.”
It does seem Takei has some support among the stars… Mark Hamill, the original Luke Skywalker from the hit movie “Star Wars”retweeted him in support saying, “I’m tempted to move to Kentucky just so I could vote for you.” followed by a #DitchMitch. hashtag.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) May 23, 2019