Matthew McConaughey is “not running” for political office.
The 52-year-old actor has called for tougher gun control legislation after a school shooting in his hometown of Uvalde, Texas back in May that killed 19 children and two teachers, fueling speculation that he would run for office as a result. to the presidency. now insisted that it was not so.
He said, “I am not running for political office. I am here because on May 24th I received news of a mass shooting in my birthplace, Uvalde, Texas. As I said before, we went home that night, hugged the kids and held on to them a little longer and tighter than usual, the next morning we loaded up and drove to Uvalde.”
The Dallas Buyers Club star, who has Levi, 13, Vida, 12, and Livingston, nine, with wife Camila Alves, then claimed both he and his wife are now “different” after returning to their hometown. city in the aftermath of the shooting.
Speaking on the Fox News Special Report, he said: “The main takeaway from this is that every family that has lost a loved one or child has said, ‘You know what, I just want the loss of my loved one’s life to have value And I think that’s what we’re talking about here in DC today, how can we make it important.
“Now I am a different person. My wife is now a different woman. My children, I think, are different children now. our own life and appreciate life more than before. And appreciate what we have and the opportunities we have in our lives and change things for the better.”