- Alyssa Milano called for unity behind Joe Biden.
- But Bernie Sanders supporters bristled when she called them toxic.
- And they pointed out another even more glaring contradiction.
Alyssa Milano drew the ire of Bernie Sanders supporters with a not-quite-so-unifying tweetstorm. The television actress and outspoken political activist had a message for the Bernie Bros. But they were quick to point out Milano blatantly mixed in attacks on them with her plea for unity.
While she offered an olive branch in one hand, pleading for unity behind Joe Biden:
We have a choice here. We can continue with the divisiveness and fear of the ‘other,’ or we can use this moment to hold hands and carry each other through this tragedy…
I’m not your enemy. We are all fighting for the most vulnerable among us. I acknowledge that Sen. Sanders is an amazing public servent and we would be lucky to have him continue in any for of political office.
On the other hand, Alyssa Milano called Bernie Bros toxic:
I don’t believe he can unite the country because his base is toxic.
She even started the thread off comparing them to Trump supporters:
Bernie supporters, a thread for you. I will continue to do what’s right for the people in this country no matter how you attack me. I’m tough. I’ve had 4 years of practice from MAGAs. I know all the tricks and you can’t silence me.
Bernie Sanders supporters were not impressed with Milano’s overtures, which came off as a bit paranoid.
Here’s the full thread:
Bernie Bros Clap Back
While Alyssa Milano characterized her Bernie-backing detractors as toxic, the most-liked reply by a Sanders supporter in the thread was a level-headed critique of Milano.
It disagreed with her, but it wasn’t disrespectful:
Ryan Knight (@ProudResister) pointed out something Milano did that he found disagreeable, but without making any characterizations of it (e.g., “toxic”). And the Bernie Bro offered a practical, policy-based…