‘RHONY’: Leah McSweeney Reveals Why She Didn’t Vote In the 2016 Presidential Election

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Despite Leah McSweeney being a welcome addition to The Real Housewives of New York City forged, she didn’t arrive with out controversy. She lately revealed that she didn’t vote within the 2016 presidential election, which can throw gas onto the simmering fireplace beneath her assertions concerning the #MeToo motion.

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Long earlier than McSweeney’s arrival, the 2017 season of RHONY was considerably politically charged as viewers noticed the forged virtually as divided because the nation. Carole Radziwill and Dorinda Medley had been each extraordinarily supportive of Hillary Clinton.

Whereas it was revealed that Sonja Morgan was associates with Donald Trump (regardless of rumors they dated). Morgan and Ramona Singer seemed to be Trump supporters. Bethenny Frankel appeared to be considerably impartial. When Trump gained the election, Radziwill and Medley had been devastated. Political polarization has additionally cropped in different areas of the Housewives reveals too, most lately in The Real Housewives of Orange County.

But Leah McSweeney merely didn’t vote

Like some Americans, McSweeney stated she didn’t like both of the candidates so she sat out the election. “I didn’t vote in 2016,” she admitted on the Everything Iconic with Danny Pellegrino podcast.

She added that not voting was really a protest vote. “That was my protest against both candidates. That’s my right, to not vote. It’s not about privilege for me. It’s literally my protest. I think that I should, if I’m going to vote, feel good about who I’m pulling that lever for. You know what I mean? That’s just how I feel.”

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McSweeney then addressed assertions she was a conservative too. “I don’t consider myself conservative,” she asserted. Adding, “I don’t consider myself liberal. I just am who I am. Figure it out. People are like, but you do that and that doesn’t make sense and that makes you this and you should be here. But it’s like, no, I’m just going to feel the way I feel and that’s it. If anything, I consider myself a free thinker.” 

McSweeney addressed her remarks about Asia Argento and Rose McGowan

McSweeney has been criticized for her feedback that Asia Argento and Rose McGowan inauthentically leveraged the #MeToo motion. “My views on things and where I stand is out there,” she advised Danny Pellegrino. “And I stand by it all. I mean, of course, people change their minds and things like that. My mind has not changed.”

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She asserted that Argento and McGowan principally took over the motion from the lady who started it. “Look at what that article in Penthouse, which was about how Asia Argento and Rose McGowan hijacked the #MeToo Movement from a black woman, who I had on my podcast trying to give her a platform,” McSweeney stated. “They hijacked it from her and turned it into them. And it turned out that a few weeks later, Asia Argento, it turned out that she was a fraud. If anything I called bullsh*t on her, and I was right.”

McSweeney additionally stated headlines may be deceiving. “If you were going to look at the headline you were going to be like, she’s terrible I hate her. It’s like no, do your research,” she insists.

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