“My name is Leigh-Allyn Baker, and I’m a California refugee,” the 49-year-old began her speech. “I gave up everything there: a really successful Hollywood career, television shows. I gave it all up for freedom and to come to this friendly place in Tennessee and be greeted with open arms, and I love it here.”
She went on to tell the audience that she herself has “two vax-injured children, and they have medical exemptions after the seizures and the hospitalizations after all of their immunizations,” adding that she was “obviously” granted a medical exemption.
“And still, I would never put them in a mask because their brain needs oxygen to grow, which the neurologists can confirm,” she continued. “Anyway, the real part of the clown show is that you all think that you actually have the authority to mandate this.”
Baker, who has also appeared in the sitcom “Will & Grace,” added, “Because there are these books that I have and I have them as a gift for you: the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, the Federalist Papers and also the Bible. These guarantee my freedom and yours and our children’s to breathe oxygen,” Baker said.
Her speech garnered much applause and cheers from the audience. According to the school district, the Williamson County Board of Education approved a temporary mask mandate that began on Aug. 12 and will run until Sept. 12.
Tuesday’s meeting, however, also erupted into chaos when some people hurled threats and obscenities at health care professionals and school board members following the heated debate. One man was observed threatening, “We know who you are! You can leave freely, but we will find you!” while others chanted “We’ll not comply!”
Baker portrayed a nurse and mom of five kids on Disney’s “Good Luck Charlie” for four seasons.