Alyssa Milano Excludes Ted Cruz From “Group Hug”

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Alyssa Milano Hug Ted Cruz Twitter

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Alyssa Milano Hug Ted Cruz Twitter

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Alyssa Milano excluded Sen. Ted Cruz from a virtual “group hug.” On Tuesday, the politically active actress tweeted, “Group hug. Get in” to her more than 3 million followers after Jon Ossoff lost the special Congressional election in Georgia to his Republican challenger Karen Handel. Then on Thursday, as senate Republicans introduced their new healthcare bill, with which Cruz has taken some issue, he retweeted Milano with the message, “We all need a hug,” along with a winking emoji.

But the “Charmed” star wasn’t having it. Milano replied to the Texas senator, “Not you, @tedcruz. You’re not invited,” also with a winking emoji.” Twenty minutes later, Milano tweeted a more conciliatory message. She wrote, “@tedcruz but anytime you want to get together to talk about your duty to your constituents, I’d love to chat. People before party.” Cruz has not responded to Milano’s initial diss or subsequent offer to discuss issues.

As Gossip Cop previously reported, Handel defeated Ossoff despite Hollywood stars, including Milano, urging their followers to vote for the young Democrat. Leading up to Tuesday’s special election, the actress repeatedly tweeted the hashtags, “#flipthe6th,” referring to the suburban Atlanta district that was up for grabs, as well as the more cheeky “#VoteYourOsoff.” In the end, though, Ossoff lost in what became the most expensive Congressional race in history, while Handel became the first female Republican to hold a seat in the House of Representatives.

Earlier on Thursday, Republican senators introduced a new healthcare bill known as the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, but Cruz and a number of his colleagues, including Rand Paul, noted they would not vote in favor of it in its current iteration. They said they were “open to negotiation.” And while they felt it was “an improvement” to our current situation, Cruz and the other senator felt it doesn’t go far enough to “repeal Obamacare and lower [Americans’] healthcare costs.”

See the actress and the senator’s tweets below. Gossip Cop will update if Cruz and Milano further engage on Twitter.

Alyssa Milano Ted Cruz


Alyssa Milano Ted Cruz



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