Matthew McConaughey Says He Opposes Vaccine Mandates For Children, Twitter Explodes

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Governor McConaughey? President McConaughey?

Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?

Over the past year or so, rumors of Matthew McConaughey running for office have progressed from mere rumors to full blown actual consideration.

McConaughey has said on more than one occasion that he is seriously considering public office, and what’s more, the polls show that he actually has a good shot at winning.

In a recent poll from Dallas Morning News, McConaughey is leading incumbent governor Greg Abbott by a pretty solid margin.

Abbott’s approval rating has dropped to 45% in recent months, but as it stands right now, McConaughey is leading Abbott by 9 points, with former Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke trailing both.

In a new interview with the New York TimesMcConaughey laid it all out there, speaking more candidly about politics than he probably ever has.

And once again, he challenged us all to get aggressively centric.

When it comes to even the term “politics” and the possibility of McConaughey actually running for the Governor of Texas, it all comes down to redefining what that even means:

Look, are the parties so extreme right now that they’re going to walk their way into extinction? I don’t know. What I fear is, you know, great nations aren’t taken over from the outside. They implode.

Civil war— that’s the big fear for me for the country, is this path we’re going. It’s not constructive. I don’t see the way out right now through politics.

I think people want a third party and we’ve got one and it doesn’t have a name right now and it is the majority. I’m hesitant to throw labels.

You throw a third party and make it— give it a name, it all of a sudden becomes something that is divisive. But there is a sleeping giant right now. And it’s the majority.

Third party, centrist… I think it’s necessary to be aggressively centric to possibly salvage democracy in America right now.”

And the hottest topic in politics right now?

COVID-19 policy and more specifically, vaccine mandates.

The FDA recently granted emergency authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children 5-11 years old. And with that emergency authorization comes the follow up question… should children be forced to get vaccinated to attend school?

For McConaughey, according to The Hill, that’s a resounding “no.”

“I couldn’t mandate having to vaccinate the younger kids. I still want to find out more information.

I’m vaccinated. My wife’s vaccinated. I didn’t do it because someone told me I had to… I chose to do it. Do I think that there’s any kind of scam or conspiracy theory?

Hell no. We all got to get off that narrative. There’s not a conspiracy theory on the vaccines.”

But that doesn’t mean he’s ready to give it to his kids just yet.

“Right now I’m not vaccinating mine, I’ll tell you that.”

Naturally, a seemingly fair take like that sent Twitter into a frenzy.

Twitter, man… gotta love it.

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