Beto O’Rourke says Matthew McConaughey would be “absolutely” welcome to work for him

If Beto O’Rourke is elected the next governor of Texas, he would happily welcome Matthew McConaughey into his administration, should the actor want a job.

O’Rourke appeared on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on Tuesday night, as part of his campaign to defeat incumbent Governor Greg Abbott. During the conversation, Meyers pointed out that McConaughey himself was at one point considering running for the same job, but ultimately decided not to. That said, the late-night host was curious if there might be another position for McConaughey in an O’Rourke administration.

“Absolutely,” O’Rourke said without hesitation. “This guy is a big Texan. Besides being an amazing actor, when the chips are down in our state, this guy shows up.

O’Rourke then listed several recent occasions when McConaughey has helped the people of Texas, including after a mass shooting in El Paso and last year’s winter weather crisis that left thousands in the state. without electricity.

“This guy is here for Texas, and he’s got such an amazing heart, so whatever he wants to do, and whoever he wants to help, we want to set him free and let him be,” O’Rourke added. “It is an example of the spirit of the state. I don’t know if the guy is a Republican or a Democrat, and it doesn’t matter, because before either of those things, we were Texans. We are Americans, we are human beings, and we should start treating each other that way.

You can watch Beto O’Rourke’s full conversation with Seth Meyers in the video here and above.

Maria D. Ervin