Jake Bequette wants to go from Super Bowl winner to US senator.
The former New England Patriot and US Army veteran announced Monday he will challenge two-term incumbent Sen. John Boozman for the Republican nomination in his home state of Arkansas next year.
“What’s happening in Washington these days is a disgrace,” Bequette said in a video announcing his candidacy. “Democrats have been taken over by radical socialists, and too many Republicans just go along to get along.”
“I’m a God-fearing Christian conservative who is 100 percent pro-life and pro-police,” Bequette added, “and I will never apologize for being against illegal immigration.”
As an Army veteran, former NFL player, and Arkansas Razorback, I have lived my life with service and conservative values at the forefront.
— Jake Bequette (@JakeBequette91) July 12, 2021