Enes Kanter Freedom announces 2028 Congressional bid

Enes Kanter Freedom, who was expelled from the NBA in February 2022 for expressing outspoken views on the treatment of Uyghur Muslims by communist China, is exploring a potential shift in the not-too-distant future.

He has alluded to the possibility of running for a political office, emphasizing the importance of choosing the right time for such a venture.

Although originally from Switzerland and primarily raised in Turkey, Freedom obtained American citizenship in 2021 and officially adopted the surname Freedom. It’s worth noting that he would become eligible to seek political office in the United States in 2028.

“Everytime I go into Congress or (the) Senate, people are like ‘What are you doing? What are you waiting for? You have an amazing shot at this.’ But, we have this crazy rule … after you become a citizen you have to wait seven years to run for an office. So I became a citizen in 2021, so I am allowed to run into 2028.”

Freedom expressed his belief that serving as a member of Congress would afford him the chance to make a meaningful impact.

“Being an activist is good and its amazing, and it inspires so many people, but I think to make a real change you have to be in the Congress or Senate. So, I will be, yes, looking to run for Congress in 2028. It’s going to be exciting.”