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Eva Longoria Addresses the Possibility of Running for Office

Eva Longoria Addresses the Possibility of Running for Office

Is Eva Longoria considering a career in politics?

While appearing on the HBO Max series Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?, the 48-year-old actress and director was asked by host Chris Wallace if she would consider running for office one day.

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“No, no, and especially in this moment of politics,” Eva responded, according to People. “It’s so divisive, and I don’t see how there’s faith in politicians in this moment.”

“I can see where voter apathy comes in…For me, I really strongly believe the most powerful part of democracy is the citizen,” Eva continued. “We have way more power as a citizen than as a politician.”

Chris went on to question why she wouldn’t want to run for office, calling her “smart,” “thoughtful,” and “reflective” before saying that she embodies the ideal traits of a candidate and “a particular segment of the population.”

“Well, I think that’s the main thing. I am an activist and an advocate for many things and many causes but I don’t speak for Latinos,” Eva responded. “And I think that’s what politicians get wrong, is they want to speak for people. ‘I speak for women, I speak for Latinos.’ I don’t do any of those things.”

“And what I try to encourage politicians to do is not knock on our door every four years with a taco truck and try to get our vote,” Eva continued. “Don’t say our vote matters when our lives don’t matter. You have to engage in these communities. Every day, not every four years.”

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