Patricia Heaton was asked to respond to this statement while she was commenting about the Oscars:

The “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “The Middle” actress put the cards on the table:

Heaton’s comment somewhat echoed the sentiment of Sen. Ben Sasse, and many agreed:

Others don’t believe that would be the right thing to do:

Heaton’s “#Pinestraw2016” hashtag is a reference to this:


Twitchy coverage of Patricia Heaton here.