Fox News contributor Trey Gowdy accuses Alyssa Milano of 'treason'

Alyssa Milano’s activism often gets brushed off by Republicans, but she’s clearly getting to them.

The Insatiable actress was a hot topic on Fox News’s The Story With Martha MacCallum on Thursday because of her criticism of President Trump saying he would be “open” to accepting information about his political opponents from foreign countries rather than simply alert the FBI. Milano said, via Twitter, “Well, that’s it. If we accept this as our norm...the nation will never recover.”

Her tweet was picked over on the news program by MacCallum and Fox News contributor Trey Gowdy, a former congressman from South Carolina, leading to Gowdy accusing Milano of “treason.”

MacCallum started by saying Milano — who is constantly told that nobody cares about her political opinions —”seems to have a lot of influence these days over certain politicians in what’s going on.”

Gowdy replied, “Is this the same actress that launched a sex strike a couple weeks ago? I think it’s the same one. I don’t follow her on Twitter,” seemingly pretending he didn’t know who she was.

The Charmed alum did call for a sex strike — in protest of the strict abortion bans passed by Republican-controlled legislatures — and it was criticized. (Her show Insatiable shoots in Georgia, which became the fourth state this year to ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected. Milano urged the protest “until women have legal control over our own bodies.”)

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Actress Alyssa Milano talks to media before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the US in Washington, DC, on September 27, 2018. - Washington was bracing Thursday for a charged hearing pitting Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh against his accuser Christine Blasey Ford, who is set to detail sexual assault allegations against the judge that could derail his already turbulent confirmation process. (Photo by Erin Schaff / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read ERIN SCHAFF/AFP/Getty Images)
Actress Alyssa Milano speaks to members of the media before the start of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. Chairman�Chuck Grassley�called for a 'safe, comfortable and dignified' hearing Thursday on a sexual assault allegation against�Brett�Kavanaugh�as the panel opened a historic hearing that promises to shape the Supreme Court's future and redefine the 'Me Too' era. Photographer: Michael Reynolds/Pool via Bloomberg
Actress Alyssa Milano (L) hugs US Representative Carolyn Maloney in the hearing room before the start of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's appearance in the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the US, in Washington, DC, on September 27, 2018. - Washington was bracing Thursday for a charged hearing pitting Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh against his accuser Christine Blasey Ford, who is set to detail sexual assault allegations against the judge that could derail his already turbulent confirmation process. (Photo by Tom Williams / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read TOM WILLIAMS/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Actress Alyssa Milano attends a hearing by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committe that is hearing testimony from Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. Blasey Ford, a professor at Palo Alto University and a research psychologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her during a party in 1982 when they were high school students in suburban Maryland. (Photo by Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Actress Alyssa Milano talks to media before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. A professor at Palo Alto University and a research psychologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Ford has accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her during a party in 1982 when they were high school students in suburban Maryland. (Photo By Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) (R) and actress and sexual assault survivor Alyssa Milano are interviewed in the hearing room where Christine Blasey Ford will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. A professor at Palo Alto University and a research psychologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Ford has accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her during a party in 1982 when they were high school students in suburban Maryland. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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“We are,” he began, before stopping to quip, “Speaking of treason,” presumably due to Milano’s call for a sex strike.

Gowdy, who didn’t seem to know who Milano was a minute earlier, then went on to criticize her acting.

“We have a robust, strong country,” he said. “We are able to withstand lots of things, including her acting, and a president for whom we may disagree with on the issues. I didn’t agree with President Obama, but I did not think it was an existential threat to the democracy. That hyperbole, I do not think it’s persuasive. She’s entitled to her opinion and I’m entitled to categorically reject it and not pay attention to it.”

Milano caught wind of the “treason” comment and posted about it online, drawing tons of responses:

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