Whether on stage or offstage former member of both Swans and Shearwater, Thor Harris has never been afraid to vocalize his political opinions to the public. Earlier this year rock musician tweeted a video called “How To Punch A Nazi” in response to the “Alt-Right” movement and its creator Richard Spencer according to reports from Stereogum. Well it seems that the southern rock star believes that he has the political mind to run for governor of his home state of Texas.
Just recently Consequence of Sound reported that the Austin native rocker tweeted a video on his account this past Thursday announcing his political run saying “Howdy, my name’s Thor Harris, and I’m running for governor of Texas, ’cause fuck this.” When questioned if Harris was serious about running for governor Harris responded to Pithfork stating “Why the fuck not?” Harris also shared some words with his potential political opponent Texas’ current governor, Greg Abbott saying:
Hey Gov Abbott , guess why Texas has the highest maternal mortality rate BY FAR .
— thor harris (@thorharris666) August 10, 2017
Since announcing his future political moves, artists like Explosions in the Sky and Jeff Tweedy’s musician son, Spencer, have voiced their support for Harris saying:
— ExplosionsInTheSky (@EITS) August 11, 2017
— Spencer Tweedy (@spencertweedy) August 10, 2017