As you may already know, celebrities have launched an 11th-hour campaign on YouTube to convince Republican Electoral College members to vote against President-elect Donald Trump.
TheBlaze last week noted one such video plea, featuring none other than Martin Sheen — the commander in chief from the famed TV series "The West Wing" — along with Debra Messing, James Cromwell, BD Wong and Noah Wyle.
That clip is still up at Unite for America's YouTube page on Monday morning — but another video plea featuring Sheen posted Friday, the Kansas City Star reported, is now apparently nowhere to be found.
It seems Sheen was addressing one particular elector this time 'round — and committed an unfortunate faux pas.
“As you know Mr. McMillan, our founding fathers built the electoral college to safeguard the American people from the dangers of a demagogue, and to ensure that the presidency only goes to someone who is, to an eminent degree, endowed with the requisite qualifications,” Sheen said in the clip, according to the Star.
"Mr. McMillan," the paper said, would seem to be Kansas Electoral College voter Ashley McMillan — a woman.
Ashley McMillan Hutchinson, her full name, is vice chairwoman of the Kansas Republican Party. The Star reported there is no other person named Ashley or McMillan in a Politico listing of the 538 electors. There's no Hutchinson in there, either.
She recently wrote a Wall Street Journal commentary — "I'm Staying Faithful to Trump" — about the pressure she's been getting to cast her vote for someone other than Trump.
"There is a reason this tactic has never been successful: It assumes the worst of Americans," she wrote. "These letter writers are asking me to disavow my own people, because they are supposedly racist and easily fooled. I don’t buy it. I won’t violate the will of the people of Kansas simply because coastal elites think Mr. Trump tweets too much."
She added that at one point she was receiving 500 emails an hour asking her to not vote for Trump. Check out her response to the outpouring: "They don’t seek to understand or persuade — only to insist. Most of these people want it their way and they want it now. As a mother of two small children, I know how to handle that."
Electoral College members vote Monday. More than 30 would have to vote against Trump to deny him the required 270 electoral votes to secure the presidency.
And as for Sheen's gender miscue?
“It’s my job to represent the people of Kansas on Monday," she told the Daily Caller over the weekend. "It was Martin Sheen’s job to get my name right. He failed, I won’t."
(H/T: Heat Street)