Many Americans cannot forget Jane Fonda’s 1972 visit with the Viet Cong. They still wouldn’t wish physical harm on the actress no matter how vehemently they disagreed with her posing with North Vietnamese troops and spreading anti-American rhetoric over the airwaves.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) invoked Fonda’s iconic protest during his 12-plus hour filibuster effort questioning his country’s right to use drone strikes on Americans.
“Is objecting to your government or objecting to the policies of your government sympathizing with the enemy?” Paul asked.
“Some openly were sympathetic. No one will ever forget Jane Fonda swiveling around in North Vietnamese armored guns, and it was despicable. And it’s one thing if you’re going to try her for treason, but are you just going to drop a drone hellfire missile on Jane Fonda?”