Alyssa Milano: Far-Right has Hijacked the Word 'Patriot’

Samantha from “Who’s the Boss” knows so much more about politics than you.

In case you were wondering what to think about the United States and patriotism, actress-turned-activist Alyssa Milano has the answer. Through the #PatriotNotPartisan hashtag, the Charmed and Who’s the Boss star is opining on what it means to be a true “patriot” -- a term she says the Right has "hijacked."

“In particular, this idea of ‘patriot not partisan’ is very near and dear to my heart because I feel like the far-right has hijacked the word ‘patriot,’ and it upsets me,” Milano said. “I’m not any less of a patriot because my ideas are different.”

Milano was an avid Hillary Clinton supporter and regularly used her social media accounts to express her allegiance. Just last month, Milano got up close and personal with voters in Georgia who were casting support for Jon Ossoff by driving them to polling stations. Like Clinton, he lost, too.

Now, Milano has pledged help to voters nationwide, because clearly she’s a political expert.

“It’s very easy to sit behind our computers and bitch about the administration, but in everything I do I want to empower people to make a difference and know in themselves that they can make a difference,” she said.

And so, she and her fellow actor Misha Collins have launched an initiative they believe will make it easier “to contact your representative, via phone, email or video, and demand they tack action now" and "hold the Trump administration accountable for collusion with Russia.” 

“And this concept of ‘collusion’ and Russia is a very obscure concept for people to really grasp, so I hope this campaign puts into words what’s really going on in a simple way so that other people can grasp the concepts,” Milano said.

Here’s a concept: facts, as in, there has been no factual evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia. It’s really not that hard to grasp. But thanks anyway.

 

 

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