Earlier today, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked whether President Biden has urged Matthew McConaughey to run for Texas governor.
“I can confirm there has been no calls to Matthew McConaughey from this office that I am aware of or tracking,” Psaki replied.
“I can confirm there has been no calls to Matthew McConaughey from this office that I am aware of or tracking.”
— Press Sec. Psaki on whether President Biden has urged Matthew McConaughey to run for Texas governor. pic.twitter.com/To2q0B80lN
— The Recount (@therecount) October 14, 2021
Last week, in an interview with the NY Times, McConaughey provided an update on whether he’s seriously considering running for office in Texas.
He said if he doesn’t it’s because the country is too polarized and that many have told him that “politics is a bag of rats.”
McConaughey described himself asa “folk singin’, philosopher, poet-statesman.”
“Is that a place to make real change or is it a place where right now it’s a fixed game, you go in there, you just put on a bunch of band-aids, in fours year you walk out and they rip them off and you’re gone?” McConaughey told the NY Times Kara Swisher. “I’m not interested in that.”
“One side I’m arguing is ‘McConaughey exactly, that’s why you need to go get in there.’ The other side is ‘that’s a bag of rats, man. Don’t touch that with a ten-foot pole. You have another lane. You have another category to have influence and get done things you’d like to get done and help how you think you can help and even heal divides,'” McConaughey also said.