Alyssa Milano’s activism often gets brushed off by Republicans, but she’s clearly getting to them.
The Insatiable actress was a hot topic on Fox News’s The Story With Martha MacCallum on Thursday because of her criticism of President Trump saying he would be “open” to accepting information about his political opponents from foreign countries rather than simply alert the FBI. Milano said, via Twitter, “Well, that’s it. If we accept this as our norm...the nation will never recover.”
Her tweet was picked over on the news program by MacCallum and Fox News contributor Trey Gowdy, a former congressman from South Carolina, leading to Gowdy accusing Milano of “treason.”
MacCallum started by saying Milano — who is constantly told that nobody cares about her political opinions —”seems to have a lot of influence these days over certain politicians in what’s going on.”
Gowdy replied, “Is this the same actress that launched a sex strike a couple weeks ago? I think it’s the same one. I don’t follow her on Twitter,” seemingly pretending he didn’t know who she was.
The Charmed alum did call for a sex strike — in protest of the strict abortion bans passed by Republican-controlled legislatures — and it was criticized. (Her show Insatiable shoots in Georgia, which became the fourth state this year to ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected. Milano urged the protest “until women have legal control over our own bodies.”)
“We are,” he began, before stopping to quip, “Speaking of treason,” presumably due to Milano’s call for a sex strike.
Gowdy, who didn’t seem to know who Milano was a minute earlier, then went on to criticize her acting.
“We have a robust, strong country,” he said. “We are able to withstand lots of things, including her acting, and a president for whom we may disagree with on the issues. I didn’t agree with President Obama, but I did not think it was an existential threat to the democracy that hyperbole, I do not think it’s persuasive. She’s entitled to her opinion and I’m entitled to categorically reject it and not paying attention to it.”
Milano caught wind of the “treason” comment and posted about it online, drawing tons of responses:
ignore him. everyone else does.— Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) June 14, 2019
Consider the source hun!!!!— Gemini Creative (@geminicreative1) June 14, 2019
Take it as a badge of honor.— Jeffrey Desmarais (@jeffdesmaraisct) June 14, 2019
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