Actress, activist and #MeToo advocate Alyssa Milano defended Rep. Katie Hill, D-Calif., on Tuesday night, expressing she "would've fought by her side" if the congresswoman hadn't chosen to resign, despite the lawmaker's admission that she was in an "inappropriate" relationship with a campaign staffer.
Appearing on CNN, the former "Charmed" star was asked if she thought Hill's announced resignation was the "right move."
"I do wish that she would've fought a little harder. I would've fought by her side." Actress and activist Alyssa Milano believes Rep. Katie Hill shouldn't have resigned after she admitted to having an inappropriate relationship with a campaign staffer before coming into office. pic.twitter.com/m86hyWsctD— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) October 30, 2019
"I don't feel that it was the right move. I feel that there's incredible hypocrisy that goes on, and if Katie Hill were a man who was in a consensual relationship with another man and a woman, that this would be a different outcome."
Milano then pointed to "indicted criminals" such as Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., who was charged with violating campaign finance laws and was accused of using campaign money to fund his extramarital affairs, while "we accepted the resignation of a really, really good congresswoman, a really bright woman, for what she does in her private time that was consensual."