When Alyssa Met Ted

Alyssa Milano, Hollywood’s new spokesperson for liberalism, went to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday to try to convince Ted Cruz that gun control is important. Unless Milano’s handing Cruz $78,000 in lobbying dollars, I can’t imagine this chat will go very far, but points for trying, I guess?

This very odd sit-down came about after Milano and Cruz got into a spat on Twitter over Bible verses addressing gun control. Milano offered to come to his office to meet with him, and he agreed. And now here we are, livestream and all.


Milano was joined by Fred Guttenberg, who lost his daughter in the 2018 Parkland shooting. She told Cruz she was worried about raising children in a country where mass shootings run rampant.

“That is why this meeting was so important to me—I wanted to look at you in the eye and know that you really are a human with a heartbeat,” she said, apparently confusing Cruz for a homo sapien rather than an ambulatory pile of smarm. Cruz told her he liked Who’s the Boss?

Milano later tweeted that Cruz was “gracious,” but she was “unsure if it changes anything.” Well, she’s right about one of those things.


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I get the cyncism. I understand that sense of futility. But, my God, since when is it not worth trying? Since when is making every effort imaginable to prevent further violence worthy of mockery? What are you doing besides writing snarky articles on a pop culture website? She went to the source, futile or not, and made her arguments. She stood up and next to a person directly impacted by these shootings and assisted him in getting a meeting with one of the many gov’t officials who support the NRA. Every effort is worth it in the fight against mass shootings and shooting violence in general  go back to judging the Kardashians.