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01/26/2016 04:17 pm ET Updated Oct 13, 2017

Rob Lowe Sounds Off On Bernie Sanders' Tax Plan

He is NOT feelin' the Bern.
Rob Lowe as Sam Seaborn from "The West Wing." 
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Rob Lowe as Sam Seaborn from "The West Wing." 

It looks like Rob Lowe is getting back into politics. 

The former Deputy White House Communications Director (on TV, of course) got back to debating the important issues while watching the Democratic debate on Monday night. 

Lowe took issue with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ verbal flair and his stance on taxes: 

Many chimed in, asking, "Would Sam Seaborn approve?" to which Lowe had all the answers: 

 

The tweets sparked a debate among Rob’s followers, who either praised him for his remarks or chided him for his stance on taxes. 

Either way, it’s clear that Lowe isn’t feelin’ the Bern, but that doesn’t necessarily make him a staunch Republican. According to a 2014 interview with The New York Times, it doesn’t seem like Lowe favors either party (or politics). 

“I find [political parties] both highly overrated,” Lowe told the Times. “Each day another state makes it OK for my 18-year-old ― any 18-year-old ― to go and buy pot like he’s buying a Pepsi-Cola, and so let’s face it: In the United States, recreational drug use is sort of acceptable. Belonging to one party is acceptable. But my days of just ticking the party box are long over. I judge the candidates for who they are.” 

The actor added: “My thing is personal freedoms, freedoms for the individual to love whom they want, do with what they want. In fact, I want the government out of almost everything.” 

After the series of tweets, at least we know Lowe definitely wants the government away from his money. 

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post incorrectly identified Lowe’s “West Wing” character, Sam Seaborn, as a Republican. 

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