Steven Seagal to run for governor of Arizona?
Steve Seagal is not ruling out the possibility of running for governor of Arizona, where he filmed the latest season of his reality show.
The 61-year-old action star and martial arts expert made his comments to ABC's affiliate in Phoenix, ABC 15, in a video interview posted on its website on Sunday. Seagal had teamed up with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio while filming reality show "Steven Seagal - Lawman: Maricopa County" -- the series' third season, which airs on ReelzChannel -- in the state.
"Joe Arpaio and I were talking about me running for governor in Arizona, which was kind of a joke, but I suppose I would remotely consider it but probably I would have a lot more other responsiblities ... that may be more important to address," he told the television station.
When asked what he thinks the No. 1 problem the United States is currently facing, Seagal said: "Believe it or not, I think it's open borders. i don't think that our biggest problem here, people are talking about, oh, Islamic terrorism in America. I don't think it's that at all. I think our biggest problem is open borders."
"I think that across these borders, any kind of terrorism can come and does come and I think this is a tremendous oversight by the current administration," he said. "I think that it's a crime."
Seagal, who is a trained peace officer, has voiced his opinion about border control, one of the most controversial issues in the United States, in the past. He has also worked as a deputy with sheriff's offices outside of Arizona, such as in Texas, where he helped patrol an area near the border.