Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson issued his first-ever presidential endorsement with one for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris of California.
Johnson, a self-described “registered independent with centrist ideologies,” has been largely politically neutral in public in the past. But ahead of this “critical presidential election,” Johnson made it clear: He’s backing Biden and Harris come November.
“I’ve got friends in all parties, but the one thing we can always agree on is the conversation and the dialogue, and where that conversation lands is always the most critical part,” the actor and former wrestler said in a video he tweeted Sunday.
“I thought it was a great and extremely productive conversation that we had, and as a registered Independent for years now with centrist ideologies, I do feel that Vice President Biden and Sen. Harris are the best choice to lead our country, and I am endorsing them to become president and vice president of our United States,” Johnson said.
The video includes a clip of the remote conversation between the three, in which Johnson noted he has never made a public presidential endorsement before.
“You guys are both experienced to lead. You’ve done great things. Joe, you’ve had such an incredible career, and you’ve led with such great compassion, heart, drive and soul,” Johnson said. “Kamala, you have been a district attorney, a state attorney, a U.S. senator. You are smart and tough. I have seen you in those hearings.”
Progress takes courage, humanity, empathy, strength, KINDNESS & RESPECT.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 27, 2020