Actress Kirstie Alley has been on the frontlines of pushing conservative views, questioning election legitimacy, and supporting the President for quite some time now.
As a conservative celebrity, Alley has faced heavy backlash from social media users over publicly endorsing President Trump and arguing election fraud theories. She asked why Democrats didn’t believe in voter fraud if they spent the last four years spewing Russian collusion conspiracies about Trump’s win. She called out the media bias, specifically CNN, for doing anything they could to take President Trump down during his time in the White House. “You hate him. Just report that,” she wrote.
However, Alley recently gained tremendous support and thousands of positive interactions in a COVID-19-related tweet when suggesting that politicians pushing lockdown policies should forgo their own salaries instead.
“My solution. All senators congressmen governors and city political officials from any state or city who impose shutdowns to the extent that businesses and people have no form of income, take no salaries for the duration of the shutdown. Leadership leads by example & from the top,” she tweeted.
The tweet received more than 116,700 likes and 12,500 retweets. The actress continued to argue that every job is essential if you just ask the person who has the job. She defended small businesses by asking leaders to open up our country and keep it open.
The tweet came after numerous pro-lockdown politicians were caught breaking their own social distancing guidelines. The more liberal politicians we catch breaking their own rules, the less support lockdowns have altogether.
One of the most notable examples has been Austin, Texas, Mayor Steve Adler who had filmed a PSA announcement urging people to avoid travel this holiday season. He didn’t disclose that he filmed the video from his timeshare in Cabo where he was on vacation for his daughter’s wedding at the time.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed and California Gov. Gavin Newsom were also caught dining maskless in large dinner parties after telling people to avoid gathering with multiple households. Alley has called to defund Newsom, as well as Mayor Eric Garcetti, who had shut down outdoor dining for many restaurant owners but allowed a Hollywood movie crew to set up an outdoor dining area just a short distance away.
The government works for us, not the other way around. Her tweet merely suggests that elected officials should do their jobs for free until we are past government-mandated shutdowns. We are a republic that decides what we want the government to do for us, not a monarchy.