Alec Baldwin calls on voters to ‘overthrow’ government

Actor Alec Baldwin is reportedly urging voters to use the ballot box to "overthrow" the government in order to effect change on gun violence, energy policies and racial equality.

“The way we implement change in America is through elections. We change governments here at home in an orderly and formal way,” Baldwin said at a fundraising dinner for the New Hampshire Democratic Party late Sunday, The Associated Press reported.

“In that orderly and formal way and lawful way, we need to overthrow the government of the United States under Donald Trump," he added.


Baldwin, whose portrayal of President TrumpDonald John TrumpMichelle Obama says not always easy to live up to "we go high" Georgia certifies elections results in bitterly fought governor's race Trump defends border deployment amid fresh scrutiny MORE on "Saturday Night Live" has won him an Emmy award and earned condemnation from the president, criticized Republicans' indifference toward gun violence, and said the party offers no solutions for minorities "who seek a decent seat at the American economic table but instead are issued a prison term, or worse, a bullet," the AP reported.

He went on to chastise the GOP for confirming Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughTrump set to have close ally Graham in powerful chairmanship Sotomayor: Kavanaugh now part of the Supreme Court ‘family’ The Hill's 12:30 Report — Sponsored by Delta Air Lines — White House to 'temporarily reinstate' Acosta's press pass after judge issues order | Graham to take over Judiciary panel | Hand recount for Florida Senate race MORE after three women accused him of sexual misconduct, particularly in the midst of the "Me Too" movement. Baldwin has previously drawn criticism for some of his comments about the movement to end sexual harassment.

The actor returned to "SNL" as Trump for the first time on the new season on Saturday, portraying the president in a parody of his meeting with rapper Kanye West in the Oval Office.