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Alyssa Milano Proves Very Distracting During the Kavanaugh Hearings

A guest of Democratic senator Dianne Feinstein, the activist-actress garnered a lot of attention

Actress Alyssa Milano attended Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to listen to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, testify before the senators.

But she didn’t just sit there quietly and mind her own business.

“I’m here because I feel any man’s misogyny shouldn’t supersede humanity,” she told reporters. “I felt like I needed to be here to show solidarity and my support to Ford for this day, that surely will be incredibly difficult for her.”

Milano is a high-profile activist these days — she’s long been a vocal critic of President Donald Trump, and she’s also been protesting the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the country’s highest court.

About a month ago, the actress partook in a “Rise Up for Roe” pro-abortion event in Phoenix, Arizona. During her time there, the actress tweeted a photo of herself wearing a “Handmaid’s Tale” outfit while she held a sign that read, “Never Kavanaugh, Never Gilead.”

The 45-year-old actress told reporters on Capitol Hill Thursday that she was there as a guest of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), as Fox News reported.

“It took me a very long time as a survivor to come to terms with and be public with my own abuse and assault,” said Milano. “And I know how hard it is. And I know what she’s had to go through to be here and present and answer those questions.”

She continued, “And I think a lot of women throughout the country and the world understand the idea of not wanting to talk about it, wanting to make it go away, not wanting to deal with it, and putting it out of our heads and minds, so it was important for me to support her and to support survivors everywhere.”

Milano sat behind the nominee in full view of television cameras — often widening her eyes, looking shocked or disgusted, or rustling through her bag.

She also tweeted out comments about the proceedings to her 3.36 million followers.

“I will say this … if a woman were to yell, interrupt and cry while being questioned, people would call her unhinged or say she had a meltdown,” she tweeted.

She also tweeted, “Oh God, I wish there could be an audience q&a portion of this hearing.”

And this: “Hello, @JeffFlake and @tedcruz. I beg of you not to give up your time and humanity by relinquishing your questioning to counsel. Show Dr. Ford respect and decency by asking her any questions you may have. Look her in the eye. Allow yourself to feel something.”

Many on social media were plainly bothered by the actress’s presence at the hearing.

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“Look at [Alyssa] Milano smirking right over Kavanaugh’s shoulder. Circus,” tweeted Laura Ingraham, the host of Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.”

Tomi Lahren of Fox News tweeted, “@Alyssa_Milano you’re such a joke. I would love to call you out on your sleazy crap at @Politicon”

See Milano talk about the hearing in the video below.