After starring in action films and launching his own reality television show, actor Steven Seagal might have a third act in mind: Running for governor of Arizona.
The “Under Siege” actor said in an interview with local news outlet KNXV-TV that he’s open to the idea.
Seagal said he had discussed the possibility with Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the conservative star with whom he’s teamed up to launch a reality television show, “Steven Seagal — Lawman: Maricopa County." Seagal is active in conservative politics, and appeared at a Tea Party conference in Arizona early last year.
Seagal said that he sees border security as the biggest issue facing the nation today, adding that it's a "tremendous oversight by the current administration. ... I think that it’s a crime."
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) is term-limited and due to step down at the end of this year, but she's left the door open to challenging the state law that would prevent her from running for a second full term.