Actress Jennifer Garner is reportedly giving serious consideration to becoming a politician, according to a new report.
The U.S. Sun reported that Garner, a Democrat who is now 50 years old, “has the backing of Tinseltown heavyweights such as power couple JJ Abrams and his wife Katie McGrath, who are urging her to go for it.”
The report said she “caught the political bug a few years back while campaigning in Congress for funding of early-childhood education for kids who live in poverty.”
A source told the publication that Garner’s “next step is going to be some kind of political run because she really has a taste for it.”
The Washington Post previously noted that Garner is “a true-blue Democrat who campaigned for Hillary Clinton last year and held a fundraiser for Barack Obama in 2008.”
She is close to Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), donated $25,000 to fierce abortion advocate Wendy Davis in her failed bid for Texas’ governorship, and recently attended a social event in President Joe Biden’s White House. She also believes in clamping down on Americans’ constitutionally-protected Second Amendment rights.
Garner also endorsed alleged communist sympathizer Karen Bass during her successful bid last month to become Los Angeles’ new Democratic mayor. Bass said on Sunday that she wanted to move homeless people “from tents to hotels or motels” at taxpayer expense.
Garner gained fame for her role in ABC’s television action-drama “Alias” in the early 2000s. She later scored major roles in “13 Going on 30,” “Daredevil,” “Pearl Harbor,” “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,” “The Kingdom,” “Arthur,” and many more.
She takes a keen interest in early childhood development, as evidenced by her remarks during a 2017 House Committee on Appropriations hearing.
“A brain in poverty is up against it. I’m telling you,” she said. “A child who is not touched, who is not spoken to, who is not read to in the first five years of his or her life will not fully recover. Neglect can be every bit as harmful as abuse.”
She also complained in a CNN op-ed about Congress not providing enough money for government-run programs that take care of children.