Is Matthew McConaughey a Republican or a Democrat?

MATTHEW McConaughey’s politics has fans wondering if he will one day run for office.

The Academy Award-winning actor revealed on a podcast that he was considering running for governor of Texas, again telling CBS This Morning he would be a “fool” not to consider it.

Matthew McConaughey is an actor from Uvalde, Texas


Matthew McConaughey is an actor from Uvalde, TexasPhoto credit: Getty Images

Who is Matthew McConaughey?

Matthew McConaughey is an Oscar-winning Hollywood actor and producer.

The 52-year-old first gained notoriety for his supporting role in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused.

Since then he has appeared in blockbusters such as Dallas Buyer’s Club, The Wolf of Wall Street, Interstellar and The Gentlemen.

He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Dallas Buyers’ Club.

He is married to Brazilian model Camila Alves, with whom he has been dating since 2006, and the couple have three children together: Levi, 13, Vida, 12, and Livingston, 9.

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Is Matthew McConaughey a Republican or a Democrat?

Although there has been speculation in the media that McConaughey is a Republican, he has never spoken openly about his political affiliation, it remains unknown to which party McConaughey belongs.

Some have assumed McConaughey is a Republican, largely because he is from Texas, a conservative, red state.

On June 7, the actor attended a press conference at the White House and spoke about the tragic shooting that killed 21 people in his hometown of Uvalde, Texas.

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McConaughey said he and his wife spent a week visiting the families of the shooting victims.

He also called for action related to new gun regulations.

“I was born in Uvalde, Texas — in Uvalde I was taught to honor the power and skill of the tool we call a weapon,” he said.

“In Uvalde I learned how to use weapons responsibly.

Matthew McConaughey has spoken about running for office


Matthew McConaughey has spoken about running for officePhoto credit: Getty

“Responsible gun owners are fed up with the Second Amendment being abused and kidnapped by some insane individuals,” he said.

“These are sensible, practical and tactical regulations,” McConaughey said, adding that the regulations are “not a step backwards.”

He added that people should “find a middle ground, the place where most of us Americans live anyway — especially on this issue.”

In addition, he said the nation “is not as divided as we are told.”

Is he running for office?

McConaughey admitted to CBS This Morning on March 17, 2021 that he would be “a fool” not to consider running for governor of Texas.

On CBS This Morning, the 52-year-old actor spoke about how he and his wife are hosting a virtual benefit concert to help Texas recover from a brutal winter storm.

After discussing how he and his wife “got the idea of ​​the benefit,” the Hollywood heartthrob and producer suggested a future in politics wasn’t out of the question.

McConaughey said, “I’m thinking about it. I would be a fool if I didn’t.

“It’s a very honorable thing to think about what that position would mean.

“What would it be to me, what would it mean to the people of Texas.

“Like I’ve said before, and I’m going to say it again now, do I have to decide for myself what my category is that I can be most useful in life from here?”

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is up for re-election in 2022.

On November 28, 2021, McConaughey released a 3-minute Videos on Twitter to announce his decision not to run for governor of Texas.

What did he say earlier about politics?

In a December 2020 podcast with comedian Russell Brand, McConaughey criticized the “far left” Democrats and Hollywood after former President Trump’s 2016 election victory.

“There’s a lot on this illiberal left that’s absolutely condescending, patronizing and arrogant towards this other 50 percent,” he told Russell.

“In the [Hollywood]when Trump was elected four years ago, they denied it was real,” he continued.

He also criticized Republicans for denying that Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election.

“Now you have the right to deny that because your site has fake news,” he said.

“And I understand they were fed fake news.

“Nobody knows what the hell to believe, right? So they’re dismantling their last bastion of defense,” the actor said.

He urged both Republicans and Democrats to instead work together and find a compromise.

In an interview on the New York Times podcast Sway, hosted by Kara Swisher, the actor shared his thoughts on Texas’ new tough abortion laws, which ban the procedure at six weeks.

“I have a problem with that,” McConaughey said, adding that he thinks the legislation is “juvenile.”

He said that limiting a woman’s chances of having an abortion after six weeks “doesn’t really make that an honest consideration.”

During the podcast, McConaughey also spoke about the state of politics in the country.

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“I’m working on what I’m trying to understand about politics,” McConaughey said.

“I think we need to redefine politics. If every party is just about preserving the party, well, I almost say that’s undemocratic. If you’re just there to save your party, you’re missing out on 50 percent of the people. So I think politics needs to be redefined.”

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