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Kirstie Alley takes a break from promoting hydroxychloroquine to invite Tulsi Gabbard to hang out

Tulsi Gabbard may be pissed that she wasn’t asked to participate in the 2020 Democratic National Convention, but one former Hollywood actress would still like to offer her an opportunity to speak, even though the convention ended yesterday.

After Gabbard griped on Twitter about not being invited to the Democratic Party’s 2020 tentpole event, Kirstie Alley invited the Hawaii congresswoman over to her house to present whatever speech she would have given at the convention in her living room.

You can come to my house .. we will listen to your speech. We honor freedom of speech over here,” the Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan actress tweeted.

We can’t think of anything we’d rather do less than hang out at Kirstie Alley’s house and listen to Tulsi Gabbard talk about the state of the Democratic Party from her Trump-adjacent soapbox.

Prior to all this, we hadn’t spent much, er, any time looking at Alley’s Twitter page. But a closer examination reveals just why washed up ’90s sit-com stars shouldn’t weigh in on politics, or why non-medical experts, in general, shouldn’t give their opinions on how to best handle public health emergencies.

Alley, it turns out, identifies as an “accidental conservative.” Apparently she used to be a Democrat, but sometime over the past decade, she abandoned the party.

She regularly retweets people like Fox News’ resident homophobe Laura Ingraham and far-right conservative radio host/Trump supporter Leo Terrell.

She also loves bashing Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi, and Democrats, in general, who she says are all a bunch of intolerant socialists.

Oh, and for a while she was busy plugging hydroxychloroquine as a cure for COVID-19 and blasting Dr. Anthony Fauci.

In April 2016, Alley endorsed Donald Trump for president. Six months later, she un-endorsed him and said, “I hate this election and I’m officially no longer endorsing either candidate.” But by then the damage to her career was already done.

Alley stopped receiving roles and has only worked three times in the last four years–appearing as herself on Celebrity Big Brother in 2018, on one episode of the ABC sit-com The Goldbergs in 2019, and in a small role in the upcoming made-for-TV movie You Can’t Take My Daughter in 2020.

Last September, she briefly made tabloid headlines when she spoke out against Hollywood blacklisting Trump supporters.

No word yet on whether Gabbard plans on giving her DNC speech at Alley’s house.

Related: Former antigay activist Tulsi Gabbard can’t believe she wasn’t invited to speak at the DNC