Rick Harrison Of ‘Pawn Stars’ Endorses Rubio, Faces Backlash
Rick Harrison is one of the few individuals of “celeb status” who isn’t shy about his conservative beliefs.
Harrison endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio earlier this year, and the most tolerant in all the land aren’t too happy about it.
“I’m a celebrity and I do endorsements, and things like that,” Harrison said in appearance on “Fox & Friends.” “When you endorse a Republican, usually it’s suicide.”
As a businessman, Harrison’s concerned about the economy, which is another reason he endorsed Rubio.
“…the entire time I talked to him, all he wanted to do was talk about people,” Harrison said. “He never mentioned the party once…this guy honestly cares about the American people, and free enterprise.”
“You’ve seen my show; I’m a history nut,” he continued. “If you look back, the number one thing that has always brought people out of poverty–no matter where they’re at in the world–is the ease of doing business. [Rubio] wants to make it easier to do business.”
In another interview with CNN’s Chris Moody, Harrison admitted that supporting Rubio hasn’t been a walk in the park. Not because of Rubio, but because of the left’s reaction.
CNN: Have you been involved with Republican politics before?
RH: I suddenly became famous and I was the one willing to throw my career away to endorse a Republican. When you endorse a Republican, everyone sort of frowns on you. I don’t know why, but hey.
CNN: Have you experienced that?
RH: To a degree, yeah. There have been some endorsements that didn’t happen.
The good news is? He’s not folding up like a lawn chair. He’s even poking the PC police.
CNN: Do you ever fear that as a public figure, you could say something that would hurt you or the show?
RH: The PC thing, it’s gone over the top. … It’s not a perfect world we live in. You can’t raise kids that way and then just throw them out in the world because it’s not a perfect world.
CNN: Do you fear you could lose the show?
RH: It does worry me to a degree. You get these massive liberal PC police, they don’t see the law of unintended consequences. You have some cities that are saying that if you have a man who feels like he’s a woman, he can use the women’s restroom. I guarantee you that will be taken advantage of by some very bad men who want to go into a bathroom where there’s young ladies. That will happen if you pass a law like that. It’s not a perfect world. You’ll never make it a perfect world. – read more
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