Despite teasing us with a run for Texas governor, actor Matthew McConnaughey announced that he will NOT be running for the high office.
He posted a video to his Instagram account on Sunday stating that politics is simply a “path that I’m choosing not to take at this moment,” but added that service is still important.
“As a simple kid born in the little town of Uvalde, Texas, it never occurred to me that I would one day be considered for political leadership,” McConaughey explained. “It’s a humbling and inspiring path to ponder. It is also a path that I’m choosing not to take at this moment.”
“I’m going to continue to work and invest the bounty I have by supporting entrepreneurs, businesses and foundations that I’ve believe are leaders, establishments that I believe are creating pathways for people to succeed in life, organizations that have a mission to serve and build trust while also generating prosperity,” he continued.
“Our politics needs new purpose,” McConaughey added. “We have divides that need healing. We need more trust in our lives. We got to start shining a light on our shared values, the ones that cross party lines, the ones that build bridges instead of burn them.”
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