TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – In a Twitter video posted Sunday evening, actor Matthew McConaughey effectively ruled out a 2022 run for governor.
The actor thanked those who supported a run, saying “as a simple kid born in the little of Ulvade, Texas, it never occurred to me I would one day be considered for political leadership. It’s a humbling and inspiring path to ponder.”READ MORE: Plano Superintendent Sara Bonser Announces Plans To Retire
However, the actor said, “It is also not a path I am choosing to take at the moment.”
Instead, McConaughey continued, he will “continue to work and invest the bounty I have by supporting entrepreneurs, businesses, and foundations that I believe are leaders, establishments that I believe are creating pathways for people to succeed in life, [and] organizations that have a mission to serve and build trust while also building prosperity.”READ MORE: Fort Worth Backs Effort To Invest In Underserved People And Communities
“That’s the American Dream.”
McConaughey also encouraged Texans to not expect politicians to “do anything for us unless we choose to do for ourselves.”MORE NEWS: Plano Judge Orders Elmer Stewart Rhodes Remain Detained Pending Trial
While McConaughey’s statement rules out a 2022 rule, it also leaves room for the actor to enter the political field at some point in the future.
— Matthew McConaughey (@McConaughey) November 29, 2021