‘Star Trek’ actor George Takei plotting run for Congress: ‘The cat’s out of the bag’

Star Trek star   George Takei told   The Daily Buzz   he plans on running for Congress in 2018 and has specifically targeted California’s 22nd District so he can take on Republican Devin Nunes. And I plan to prove that. This is great news!” Ruffalo, 49, tweeted. — Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) April 1, 2017

@GeorgeTakei WONDERFUL NEWS!! Let's do this! “I knew I had to take a bigger stand. #TakeiforCA
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) April 1, 2017

@GeorgeTakei Really? This article originally appeared in People.com

Show Full Article Honestly? This is great news! This better not be an April Fool’s joke. — Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) April 1, 2017

“@GeorgeTakei I hope you can count me as one of your early endorsers!! Takei told the site that he wanted to take a bigger stand in politics. Can I say that? I think I can. @GeorgeTakei I hope you can count me as one of your early endorsers!! People are tired of his a—kissing of Trump. My hope is to challenge Devin Nunes for his seat in 2018.”
He added, “I think Nunes is vulnerable. So that’s why I’m running for Congress. “With what is going on now in the country, I couldn’t stand by any longer merely as a citizen,” Takei said. #Takei2018 https://t.co/Wf7qvV1eXj
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) April 1, 2017

Takei, 79, expressed his wish to be “a champion for all people” adding, “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.”
The   Star Trek actor has already picked up celebrity endorsements from the likes of   The Avengers star Mark Ruffalo and Sophia Bush. These days you can say pretty much anything and not get in trouble.”

Well, the cat's out of the bag it seems.