Academy Award-winning actress Kathy Bates is well-known in the entertainment world. But on Friday, she entered into the political arena during an appearance on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight."
In addressing the Wall Street honchos who she believes are responsible for many of the nation's economic woes, Bates said that she wants President Obama "to stand up on his hind legs and fight these rat bastards."
When Morgan asked her to clarify whom she was talking about, she said, "Well, I think he's got to indict these guys from Wall Street. Somebody's got pay for that mess. And I don't think it's the American public."
In addition to sharing her take on punishing "these guys," she claimed that she's apolitical. Later in the interview, though, she said, "I guess I'm more of a Democrat at heart, although I've never affiliated myself with a particular party."
She made it clear, too, that she doesn't support the Tea Party. "I don't espouse their views," she explained. A complete transcript is available here.
Watch her comments, below: