Capt. Clay Higgins considers congressional race

Published: May. 4, 2016 at 9:11 PM CDT|Updated: May. 5, 2016 at 2:30 AM CDT
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Lafayette, LA (KPLC) - After becoming a viral sensation with his straightforward approach to law enforcement, Capt. Clay Higgins is considering a run for public office.

Higgins said he's been approached to seek a political role since his resignation from the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office.

He released a video online Tuesday discussing the state of America and laying out his political views. Watch the video HERE.

"We produced this video for the purpose of sort of measuring the response of the people of Acadiana, Louisiana, and America," said Higgins.

He said the public's reaction to this video will be the deciding factor on whether he will enter the political scene. However, after the positive reactions Higgins has seen in just the past 24 hours, he said "it's hard to imagine not running."

Higgins wanted to voice his political views clearly in the video, to make sure people knew who they might be voting for.

"Are you sure? Are you sure you want to send a man like me to Washington? I don't fit in, I won't be liked," Higgins said.

He openly criticizes many of those who currently hold office.

"Politicians today, they live very sheltered lives," said Higgins, "Like they breed them in laboratory experiments or something, and they grow up in a Petri dish with gated communities and private schools. They are almost cultured to become politicians, and I'm certainly not that guy," said the self-proclaimed cowboy.

Higgins said the most logical options for his political future are the U.S. Senate race or Congressional District 3.

His official announcement will come Sunday.

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