Actress Rose McGowan shared a photo of herself with an emotional rant on Wednesday night, swiping Democrats and mainstream media over their response to Joe Biden accuser Tara Reade.
As Fox News reports, McGowan has been on the frontlines of the #MeToo movement after she identified herself as a victim of convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein. She knows what it means for a woman to come forward with an allegation of sexual misconduct, especially against one with a big reputation, and knows how it feels when a victim is or is not heard by politicians or members of the media.
In her rant, she accused Democratic politicians and their allies within mainstream media of downplaying sexual assault allegations made against Biden.
“I used to be a proud Democrat,” she shared in the Wednesday post. “I used to be a proud American.”
“I thought democracy meant…I had a right to choose those who lined up with my value system,” she continued. “But what if there’s no one?”
McGowan said she used to believe the Democratic Party “were the good guys” but now she was feeling “really quite a sense of loss.”
“Now I know too much,” she added.
Check it out:
I’m really sad, and I’m really tired. I normally share thoughts, but tonight it’s emotion. pic.twitter.com/mhtaoW6dTd
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) April 29, 2020
Here’s more from Fox News:
McGowan publicly stood behind Reade after a 1993 clip from “Larry King Live” resurfaced last week and appeared to include her mother alluding to “problems” her daughter faced while working for the former Delaware senator.
Biden’s presidential campaign has adamantly denied Reade’s allegations, but the video could be cited as evidence supporting Reade’s claim.
McGowan also recently skewered her former “Charmed” co-star Alyssa Milano, who is now a liberal activist, over the latter’s continued support for Biden despite Reade’s allegations.
“This is about holding the media accountable,” McGowan tweeted at Milano on April 6. “You go after Trump & Kavanaugh saying Believe Victims, you are a lie. You have always been a lie. The corrupt DNC is in on the smear job of Tara Reade, so are you. SHAME.”
Several people responded to McGowan’s Wednesday post, encouraging her.
Dave is being sincere here. Leave him be.
— Kambree (@KamVTV) April 30, 2020
Walk Away founder Brandon Straka, a former Democrat who has since encouraged people to leave the party, also responded.
“I read ur post and identified with so many of your feelings because I went through so many of the same feelings a few yrs ago. I walked away from the Dem Party and it was a very painful decision at the time. Now I know it was exactly the right choice,” he tweeted.
Hey @rosemcgowan-I read ur post & identified w so many of your feelings bc I went through so many of the same feelings a few yrs ago. I walked away from the Dem Party-& it was a very painful decision at the time. Now I know it was exactly the right choice.Would love to talk 2 u❤️ https://t.co/2jE5mUyrmd
— Brandon Straka (@BrandonStraka) April 30, 2020
Here’s how some other people responded to the post:
McGowan is going to be the the only person with principles in tact to come out of MeToo.
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) April 29, 2020
Rose, I can’t imagine what you’re feeling now. But I can’t help to think that the #MeToo movement & the lack of reporting on Tara Reade has in part led you to this post tonight.
There are very few politicians or people we can actually trust. All I want is honesty.
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) April 30, 2020
Rose, this breaks my heart for many reasons, mostly because I identify with all the feelings you're expressing on a soul level. You're one of the few who has been consistent and that cannot be easy on you. I'm sorry and I'm here for you in whatever way I can be. Sending love.
— Bridget Phetasy (@BridgetPhetasy) April 30, 2020
Glad to see people wake up and start to break the conditioning.
— Joey Saladino (@JoeySalads) April 30, 2020
I went through this jolt to my beliefs in 2016. I was forced to reevaluate everything I ever believed. It’s a weird thing. Keep your chin up.
— Cassandra Fairbanks 🕊⏳ (@CassandraRules) April 29, 2020
I was a lifelong Democrat as well, but left the party. I'll never vote Democrat again.
— Ryan Moore (@RyanMoore) April 30, 2020
It's difficult to realize you've been duped. Kudos to you for admitting it, most don't and dig into their beliefs when presented w clear facts that are contrary to what they believe. It's easier to continue on with your head in the sand vs. admitting that you were fooled
— 🇺🇸⭐️⭐️⭐️America First Stacy (@Discoveringme40) April 30, 2020
🌹Sending a virtual hug your way, Rose. We can see and feel your sadness. Talk to @BrandonStraka, I believe he can help you tremendously.
— Ana Paula Henkel (@AnaPaulaVolei) April 30, 2020
— Alex Sanders-Hamilton 🇺🇸 ⚔️👑 (@ssalbdivad) April 30, 2020