'Breaking Bad' actor Steven Michael Quezada who has entered the political arena running for the county commissioner seat in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, weighs in on the mass shooting in Orlando and the 2016 presidential race.
In the aftermath of the Orlando shooting Quezada called for more of a focus to be put on mental health care.
“It’s a big tragedy, that’s one of the reasons why I’m running for office here in New Mexico, because I also believe that a big piece that we’re not looking at is the behavioral health piece,” Quezada continued, “ A lot of people are falling through the cracks.”
Quezada also weighed in on why he is supporting Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race.
“We’re going to support our Democratic president because we want to continue to keep doing the great things that Obama has been doing here in this country. And it looks like right now it will be Hillary Clinton,” Quezada told the FOX Business Network’s Sandra Smith.
Quezada then explained why health care reform was one of President Obama’s achievements that was of particular importance to him.
“I think that health care is a big issue for this country. Me being an artist, I wasn’t always this big giant actor from ‘Breaking Bad.’ I was always just a regular struggling artist, like we have many of them in this country, and we were never having the opportunity to have health care or anything like that. So those things are big for people like me,” Quezada said.
Quezada took on Trump’s push for a wall along the Mexican border and why making many of the illegal immigrants American citizens could be an economic boost for the state of New Mexico.
“I think there’s other ways besides building a wall, I think we should be building bridges and not walls and figure out how we can resolve this issue without having to try to get people to go back to Mexico but make them citizens of the United States, make them taxpayers, use that money, that’s important to a state like New Mexico where we need to build our tax base and this is a great opportunity for us to do that,” said Quezada.