Academy Award winning actor Matthew McConaughey, who may be considering running for governor of his native Texas, took a shot at his potential competition.
In a guest appearance on “CBS This Morning” on Wednesday, he was asked about Governor Gregory Abbott’s decision to lift the state’s mask mandate. “My reaction to that is, I was a little dumbfounded by the decision,” McConaughey responded. “I understand ‘go back to work.’ What I did not understand was ‘pull the mask mandate.'”
“Look… We’re on our way to seeing light at the end of the tunnel,” he explained. The mask is just this minor inconvenience… It’s not the mask we’re afraid of, come on, it’s the word mandate. Alright, so let’s not let the word mandate get in the way of the practical use of this little tool called a mask.”
Acknowledging that the mandate is over, he encouraged Texans to wear a mask anyway. “It’s just a small inconvenience today for more freedom tomorrow, so now it’s our choice,” he concluded. “If you have the choice, keep masking up. It’s proven to help, we don’t have much longer in this, we’ll get through this, thank you.”
McConaughey was asked about the rumors that he is considering a gubernatorial run in the Lone Star State’s upcoming election. “As I’ve said before, I’m giving it consideration,” he replied. “I’d be a fool not to. It’s a very honorable thing to consider what that position would mean, what it would be for me, what it would mean for the people of Texas. I have to decide for me what is my category where I can be most useful in life from here.”
Academy Award winner Matthew @McConaughey is on a mission to help fellow Texans after last month's massive storm.
This Sunday, he and his wife are hosting #WereTexas — a virtual benefit to help the state rebuild and assist those affected.
McConaughey joins us to discuss more. pic.twitter.com/GoyQF5zddH
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) March 17, 2021
For now, he’s focusing on his YouTube channel, which he announced on Twitter Monday. “McConaughey here, and I want to welcome you to my YouTube channel,” he said in the video. “It’s a destination where I’m going to share who I am, who I’m not, what I believe in, what I don’t, what I’m doing, what I’m not doing, along with some approaches to life that I’ve found useful and constructive along the way.”
— Matthew McConaughey (@McConaughey) March 15, 2021