Professional wrestler Glenn “Kane” Jacobs says he is entertaining the idea of climbing out of the wrestling ring and into the political ring.
Jacobs made news when he told WBIR-TV that he was "seriously considering" a run for the Knox County, Tennessee, mayoral seat in 2018 as a Republican. He confirmed to Dana Loesch on Monday that he is open to a run for public office.
When asked by the host of TheBlaze TV’s Dana about running for office, Jacobs replied, "A lot of people talk to me about that."
"In fact, there's a rumor swirling today here in Knoxville, but we’ll see about that, I don't know," he said.
Loesch responded, “You didn’t say no!”
Jacobs said that he loves his community in Tennessee and running for office is something to “consider,” adding, “Maybe at some point I’ll do something like that, we’ll have to see.”
The wrestler also offered his thoughts on the 2016 presidential race, arguing that the Republican Party has ceased to be the party of Reagan.
"If the Republican Party were to get back to its principles — which are essentially libertarian, which means individual liberty and economic freedom — they would offer something completely different than what they do now and ... what the democrats do," he told Loesch.
He likened the "Republican establishment" to a "country club" and said that the GOP is "going to be relegated into the dustbin of history if they don't change."
"I hope that they do," he said.