George Takei and his husband Brad have been long time Los Angelinos, so when word got out that they were scoping property out in rural Tulare County, California, people grew curious as to why.
It appears that famous duo have purchased a ranch-style home in Visalia for the express purpose: George Takei is running for Congress.
Takei told us over the phone:
Well, I guess the jig is up.
With what is going on now in the country, I couldn’t stand by any longer merely as a citizen. I knew I had to take a bigger stand. So that’s why I’m running for Congress. My hope is to challenge Davin Nunes for his seat in 2018.
Nunes is currently head of the House Intelligence Committee, and he has been under fire lately for his close ties to and actions on behalf of the Trump administration, which his committee is supposed to be investigating.
I think Nunes is vulnerable. And I plan to prove that. People are tired of his ass-kissing of Trump. Can I say that? I think I can. These days you can say pretty much anything and not get in trouble.
I want to be a champion for all people, but especially those whose voices are not heard often in the halls of Congress. We need to build a majority again in Congress, too, to be a check against the Trump Administration’s excesses, assuming he’s even around by then to keep making horrific mistakes.
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