An occasional look at the showbiz folks who come to Washington with a cause. Monday’s visitor: Noah Wyle.
Venue: Cannon House Office Building
Cause: Disability rights
Bona fides: Not a doctor, but he played one on TV, in 11 seasons of “ER.” Now fights aliens on “Falling Skies.”
Backup: Fellow members of ADAPT, a group that supports policies enabling people with disabilities to get care in their own homes.
What he wants: To prevent Medicaid cuts that ADAPT claims would force more sick and elderly into nursing homes.
What he did: Got arrested! Just like his old co-star George Clooney at the embassy of Sudan last month, Wyle did the civil-disobedience thing. About 100 ADAPT supporters, some in wheelchairs, were cuffed when they chanted and unfurled banners in the building’s rotunda and then refused to stop their protest when asked, a rep for the group told us.
Read earlier: George Clooney arrested in D.C. outside Sudan embassy, 3/16/12