- The Washington Times - Friday, January 15, 2021

Actress and activist Rose McGowan on Thursday blasted the House’s impeachment of President Trump as “cult propaganda” meant to distract Americans from the fact that they’re getting poorer and sicker.

“This impeachment is Cult propaganda. A theater of mass distraction,” the former “Charmed” star tweeted to her nearly 1 million followers.

“US cult members on the left will cheer, those on the right will be in a fury,” she added. “And the country’s starving, sick & poor will sink farther & farther. Good thing the Elites are leading us!”

Ms. McGowan was responding to the House voting 232-197 on Wednesday to impeach Mr. Trump for “incitement of insurrection” after a violent mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 and temporarily halted the certification of President-elect Joseph R. Biden’s Electoral College win.

Ms. McGowan, who is outspoken against Democrats and Republicans alike, said that if lawmakers really want to be fair, then they’ll also “go after Obama for war crimes in Yemen, GW Bush for war crimes in Iraq /Afghanistan.”

Ms. McGowan, who grew up in Italy in the Children of God cult, said she traded one cult for another when she moved to the U.S. and realized that its “nationalistic power structure is identical.”

“The key to change is deprogramming,” she wrote. “My overall solution is to keep working to deprogram U.S. cult members on both sides so they can clearly see what lies they’ve been told and revolt.”

Ms. McGowan revealed last year that she had fled the U.S. for Coba, Mexico, at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. She said Thursday she’s enjoying the cost of living there and the fact that she’s no longer “being terrorized by my government and its media.”

Ms. McGowan helped spark the #MeToo movement in 2017 after becoming one of the first women to publicly accuse movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault.

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