Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey is considering a run for political office.
On The Balanced Voice podcast, the host Rania Mankarious implied that the people of Texas would be “very happy” if McConaughey were to run for governor.
McConaughey surprised her by responding, “it’s a true consideration.”
“I do think I have some things to teach and share, and what is my role? What’s my category in the next chapter of life that I’m going into,” he continued.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott could seek his third-term next year as Texas is one of 14 states which has no term limits.
If McConaughey were to challenge Abbott it’s unclear whether he’d do it as a Republican or Democrat, but past comments suggest he’d do it as a Republican.
McConaughey, who’s appeared on right-leaning programs — such as the Hugh Hewitt Show– has been critical of the left.
“There’s a lot on that illiberal Left that absolutely condescend, patronize and arrogant toward that other 50 percent. In [Hollywood, when Trump was voted in four years ago, they were in denial that it was real,” McConaughey said on Under the Skin podcast back in December.
Shortly after Trump’s inauguration, McConaughey encouraged America to unite behind Trump.
“He’s our president now, we must embrace, shake hands and be constructive with him,” he said.
If McConaughey, 51, were to seek the Governorship, he’d be following in the footsteps of other actors who made the leap into elected office including former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, former Carmel Mayor Clint Eastwood, and former President and California Governor Ronald Reagan.