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 TrumpTrump directed Cohen to lie to Congress about plans to build Trump Tower in Moscow during 2016 campaign: report DC train system losing 0k per day during government shutdown Senate Republicans eye rules change to speed Trump nominees 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 KavanaughGOP pollster says last minute enthusiasm saved Republicans in some midterm races Ocasio-Cortez's first House floor speech becomes C-SPAN's most-viewed Twitter video Kamala Harris says her New Year's resolution is to 'cook more' 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.