We normally put updates at the bottom of a post, but given the attention in this case, I’m putting George’s April Fool’s Day message right here.
The original viciously cruel April Fool’s Day announcement is below.
Yes! Rep. Devin Nunes, disgraced head of the House Intelligence Committee and member of the Trump transition team, is about to get a hugely popular challenger. George Takei, the activist and iconic Star Trek actor, says he’s in for 2018 and running for California’s 22nd congressional district!
George confirmed the news via Twitter and a call with The Daily Buzz:
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.
Why? Because Nunes is the worst. That’s why.
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.
Yes! Let’s beam him up and replace Nunes in 2018!
If this is an April Fool’s midnight joke, it’s just plain cruel!
The entire internet’s reaction has been amazingly similar. Please don't let this be an April Fool's Day joke, we actually would love to see Takei run.
Agreed on the timing here, take the timing of the update with a grain of salt: