Kid Rock who’s real name is Robert James Ritchie has flirted with the idea of getting into serious politics for a long time, and his public support for Trump and conservative politics has irked many in the notoriously woke music community.
Speaking to Tucker Carlson on Fox Nation, the right-wing musician said he would consider running for office to serve his country:
“One day, if I ever thought – if I was bored, sitting around – really thought I could serve my county and help them out, stir things up a little bit and do what’s right, I’d have to take a hard look at it,” he said, though he clarified he has no immediate plans to dive into a political career.
Rock flirted with the idea of standing for office in 2018 when he considered running against Democrat candidate Debbie Stabenow for Senate.
At the time, Rock confirmed that his campaign website rockforsenate.com was real, Tweeting the message: “Stay tuned, I will have a major announcement in the near future”.
In the end, Rock decided to abandon the idea and back GOP candidate John James.
“I believe if you work your butt off and pay taxes, you should be able to understand and navigate the laws, tax codes, health care and anything else the government puts in place that affects us all,” he said at the time.
The rocker, who Carlson branded an “all round good guy” and whose hits include All Summer Long and Bawitdaba has publicly and perhaps bravely voiced his support for conservative politics, politically considering the significant backlash many celebrities face from the woke mob if they dare to go against the left-wing agenda.
“I am definitely a Republican on fiscal issues and the military, but I lean to the middle on social issues,” he said to left-wing publication The Guardian in 2015.
He added that he supports the Second Amendment and has a collection of different guns:
“I have everything from a Civil War cannon to an MP5 machine gun and old police guns. If someone invades your house, yeah, you can shoot them.”
While Rock said he’s fiscally conservative, he said he leans more central when it comes to social issues, preferring a more libertarian stance when it comes to abortion and gay marriage:
“I am definitely a Republican on fiscal issues and the military, but I lean to the middle on social issues. I am no fan of abortion, but it’s not up to a man to tell a woman what to do. As an ordained minister I don’t look forward to marrying gay people, but I’m not opposed to it,” he explained.
The rumors about Rock standing this year come after the release of his song We The People in which Rock chants the anti-Biden slogan ‘Let’s Go Brandan’ 13 times.
Trump makes video appearance at Kid Rock concert: “Let’s make America ROCK Again!” 🔥🎸 pic.twitter.com/JHfUoHEwYj
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) April 8, 2022
In January this year, Rock Tweeted that he had “just got off the phone with our 45thPresident (and hopefully 47th)”, claiming that Trump had “expressed how proud” he was of Rock for the song.
Trump reportedly endorsed former State Department spokesman Morgan Ortagus for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District seat. But Rock may be in luck if he really is serious about standing this time, as Trump has reportedly weighed the option of running multiple candidates for the same seat.