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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 19: Actress and People For the American Way board member Alyssa Milano speaks at the "No More Excuses: Voting Rights Now" rally held in front of The White House on October 19, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)

Alyssa Milano Arrested At The White House During Protest

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You may remember actress Alyssa Milano from “Who’s The Boss?” or “Charmed” or, even more likely, being a generally annoying rich, white liberal.

And on Tuesday, she refined her social justice warrior credentials by being arrested at the White House for voting rights, which every legal, adult who is not a convicted felon already has, Fox News reported.

“I was just arrested for demanding the Biden Administration and the Senate to use their mandate to protect voting rights,” she said on Twitter.

Now would be a good time to mention that not many people would consider a razor-thin House majority and a 50/50 tie in the Senate a “mandate” but Milano does.

“Stand with me and @peoplefor and tell the Senate and White House that voting rights shouldn’t depend on where you live. #DontMuteOurVote,” she said.

The protest at which she and other activists were arrested was organized by the People for the American Way.

“We came back to the White House to deliver a clear message to President Biden: we need actions that match the urgency of his words on voting rights – and time is running out,” Ben Jealous, the group’s president, said on Twitter.

“The Freedom to Vote Act has to pass now if we are going to protect voting rights in the next election for all of us: for Black voters and Brown voters, for women, for younger voters and older voters, voters with disabilities and working people of all backgrounds,” he said.

He argued that President Joe Biden “needs to step up, or voting rights will die on his watch.”

Fact check: There are no current laws that prohibit black or brown voters, women voters, younger voters, older voters, voters with disabilities or working people from voting anywhere in the United States.

Milano and the group want the Senate to end the filibuster in order to pass the Biden agenda, which includes new federal voting laws.

Senate Minority Leader and Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell promised that the proposed voting laws would not be passed in the Senate thanks to the filibuster.

“Another week, another effort by Washington Democrats to create fake drama over a proposed election takeover that will go nowhere,” the senator said.

“Senator Schumer wants to stage another political stunt around the umpteenth iteration of the same partisan power grab that the Senate has already considered and rejected repeatedly. It is the same rotten core as Speaker Pelosi’s H.R. 1 with slightly amended window dressing. Democrats call this latest repackaging a ‘compromise,’ but it’s only a compromise among themselves. It is not a compromise for the left and the far left to discuss how much power they should grab,” he said in a press release on his website.

“All the facts about voting and turnout contradict the far-left hysteria about our democracy. But this has never been about reality. Democrats have pushed the same legislative proposals after 2016 when they claimed our democracy was in crisis and needed an overhaul, and after 2020, when they switched to claiming that our democracy is unimpeachably strong if only red states would leave it alone. Democrats’ claims turn on a dime every couple of years, but somehow their desired response never changes: Giving Washington Democrats vast and unprecedented partisan power to micromanage elections across America,” he said.

“I understand that Democrats are concerned about their reelections. Citizens are unhappy with the never-ending series of national crises that Democrats’ policies are inflicting on their families. The solution to their unpopularity is not this obsessive quest to rewrite election law and rig the game. It is to stop ramming through terrible policies that hurt families and help China,” the Senate Minority Leader said.

“The Senate is designed to stop bad ideas and purely partisan proposals while helping truly necessary and bipartisan bills become law. As we have shown in the recent past, the Senate is fully capable of making law in this area when actual issues need actual solutions and actual bipartisan work occurs. By contrast, there is nothing necessary or bipartisan about this naked power grab, so it will continue to go nowhere,” he said.


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