Actress Candace Cameron Bure isn’t at all shy about discussing her faith or political leanings. After all, the “Fuller House” star is a conservative Christian who regularly offers up her unique perspective as co-host of “The View.”
But Bure — who has maintained her Christian faith and conservative values despite working in Hollywood for decades — is certainly a rare breed, approaching contentious subjects in a refreshingly respectful and civil manner.
And during a recent sit-down with Faithwire and “The Church Boys” podcast Bure shared her take on Republican candidate Donald Trump, the 2016 presidential race — and where she’s placing her faith these days.
“I am not putting my faith in Donald Trump. I’m not putting my faith in Hillary Clinton, or in any candidate,” Bure proclaimed. “I put my faith in Jesus Christ.”
While the actress declined to share whom she plans to vote for on Nov. 8, she did tell us that she will pray for whomever wins; she also shared her belief that the Supreme Court is the most important issue this election cycle.
“The biggest thing for me is the Supreme Court justices … because, no matter who wins this election, it’s four years, maybe eight, if they’re reelected, but that’s the maximum,” Bure said. “The Supreme Court justice seats will be until those people die — and that could be a very long time.”
She said she’s looking at the “big picture” this election cycle, spending time reminding herself about the principles enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, as she wants to ensure the document “on which our country has been built” is upheld.
“If we get too far away from what our Founding Fathers wrote up for us in how this country will be different from all other ones, then we will lose it,” Bure said.
Listen to Bure discuss these issues at the 47:00-minute mark below:
As for the 2016 presidential race more generally, Bure said she’s been disappointed to see the oft-times nasty face-offs between Trump and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, saying she could do without the “rhetoric” and “mudslinging.”
“I just feel like these are the people representing the United States of America and I wish there was more class and grace,” Bure said. “Why do these people attack one another? Why don’t they just stand up for what they believe in?”
The actress said she sees so many people consumed and invested in “the person” this election cycle, making it all about Trump or Clinton, but she again reiterated that she’s looking at the bigger picture. And while some point to failures within both candidates, she noted that God can often use leaders with poor intentions or character to fulfill his will.
“I know that God has used people that may not have the best intention to do good things,” Bure said.
While she remained tight-lipped about which candidate she’ll vote for next month, the actress said she’s a “Republican” who plans to vote based on her values and the policies at hand.
“The Republican Party, for the most part, stands by my worldview and the principles of how I would like to see the country go,” Bure said.
In addition to politics, we also spoke with Bure about her crazy schedule bouncing between Los Angeles and New York, as well as her passion for sharing her faith with the masses.
“If I can find the opportunity to talk about my faith, that’s the easy part for me,” Bure said, quipping that it’s something that people tend to love her or hate her over. “I don’t look at it from the opposite perspective — that it’s hard to share my faith or hard to speak up. I look for it.”
In the end, though, Bure said she has a “biblical worldview” and that her faith is always “right at the front” of her heart.
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