Alyssa Milano: Lawmakers should wear their sponsorships ‘like NASCAR drivers’
Alyssa Milano says lawmakers should take a note from NASCAR, sporting outfits bearing the names of the corporations that back them to display their loyalties publicly.
“Part of me knew we should make these politicians wear like sponsorship uniforms like NASCAR drivers do,” the former “Charmed” star said on “The View” in a Wednesday interview, “So we can see, you know, where the money is and where their allegiance lies.”
“You could see how the people that vote against lowering the price of prescription drugs do so because they’re actually bought by Big Pharma,” the 49-year-old actor and “Sorry Not Sorry” author told the ABC daytime talk show’s hosts.
Milano’s uniform suggestion for Congress came after the politically active performer — who told ITK last year that she’s mulling a 2024 House bid as a Democrat in California’s 4th District — opened up about a 2019 meeting she had with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to advocate for gun violence prevention.
“I thought it was important because I feel like so often — especially in these divisive times — we villainize people that think differently than we do, and we sometimes forget that they’re human. I wanted to try to tap into his humanity and find common ground, and I really believe politics should be about compromise and doing what’s right for your constituents and doing what’s right for the American people,” Milano said.
Milano recalled looking at Cruz in the eye and asking him, “How many more innocent children have to die by AR-15s before you actually do something?”
“It was really that moment that I realized that he really is a jackass and just does not care,” she said. “I feel like he’s been bought by the gun lobbyists,” Milano said, before making her NASCAR uniform proposal.
“Of course me just saying that, I understand that I sound divisive,” Milano said. “But I want people to understand: I truly do believe that obstructionist politics will not accomplish anything for the American people. And we have to figure out how to work together, because that’s what this should all be about.”
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