Actress and activist Alyssa Milano said she’s “playing the field” before deciding which Democratic presidential candidate she’ll endorse for the 2020 election.
“To be honest with you, I really feel like I’m dating a lot of people right now,” Milano told SiriusXM’s Ted Johnson Monday. “I feel like I’m playing the field and I’m dating, and once I know who’s going to be right for me I will make that decision.”
Despite being friends with former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSunday shows preview: Coronavirus dominates as country struggles with delta variant Did President Biden institute a vaccine mandate for only half the nation's teachers? Democrats lean into vaccine mandates ahead of midterms MORE, who is the early front-runner for the Democratic nomination, Milano still said she doesn't think “it behooves anyone for me to come out so publicly so early.”
With the first set of Democratic debates coming up next week and featuring 20 of the 24 candidates, Milano said there’s still “so many things we don’t know,” including how they’ll perform when they take the stage.
“Look, we thought we knew everything about Biden, you know? We thought we knew exactly where he stood. And he came out against the repeal of the Hyde Amendment,” Milano said.
Biden’s campaign said in early June that he supported the Hyde Amendment, a controversial measure that bars the use of federal funds for certain abortion services.
The move quickly garnered widespread backlash and "surprised" Milano, who urged the former vice president to reverse his stance.
A day later, Biden changed his mind, saying he no longer supported the amendment, saying he "can't justify leaving millions of women without the access to care they need, and the ability to exercise their constitutionally protected right.”
“Granted, he was able to change his stance,” Milano told Johnson. “That’s a pretty critical piece of information that I think people need to sit with before they make their decision.”
Ultimately, Milano urged voters to “stay together and focus on the most important thing, which is getting [President] Trump out of office.”
“If that’s not going to be through impeachment, which it looks like it’s not going to be, then 2020 is really our shot for that,” she said.