Looks like Luke Skywalker is sensing the dark side in President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet picks.
Speaking to The Daily Beast, actor Mark Hamill, who played the Jedi who took on the evil Galactic empire, gave his assessment of the President-elect's choice for his future Cabinet.
Hamill states that, "if you look at what’s being assembled for our government it’s like, yikes. It’s a who’s-who of really despicable people."
So far Trump's announced choices for Cabinet-level officials, as well rumored picks, have been derided as a group of multi-millionaires and billionaires who have stood against progressive measures in the past. As an example, his pick for Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions, is known for opposing legislation by Senator John McCain to prohibit the United States Armed forces from using torture. And as Attorney-General of Alabama, he also worked to deny funding for Gay-Straight alliances, stating that "an organization that professes to be comprised of homosexuals and/or lesbians may not receive state funding or use state-supported facilities to foster or promote those illegal, sexually deviate activities defined in the sodomy and sexual misconduct laws."
Meanwhile, in describing Trump's pick for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, The New York Times has said that it "is hard to find anyone more passionate about the idea of steering public dollars away from traditional public schools than Betsy DeVos."
The idea of these people running the government probably weighs heavily on Hamill's mind.
But, just like his character, he is more than willing to stand up for what he believes in, no matter how hard. “It’s tempting to say, ‘Well, I’m moving to Canada, I can’t stand it,’” he explains, then adding, “But in other ways, it’s a challenge to stay and defend your country and do what you think is right and not retreat and hide under the covers. It’s not gonna be easy, that’s for sure.”