Actress and Obama supporter Bette Midler sent shockwaves through Twitter today after calling for violence against Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). Last night, Paul challenged Republicans on the budget that was ultimately passed, avoiding a prolonged government shutdown.
Late last night Middler tweeted this out:
Where’s Rand Paul’s neighbor when we need him?
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) February 9, 2018
She was referencing a recent assault against Paul by his neighbor, Rene Boucher, 58, of Bowling Green, KY. Paul was doing yard work when Boucher attacked him. Paul suffered from bruises to his lungs, broken ribs, and cuts to his face. It was difficult for Paul to speak and breathe after that. Boucher was sentenced to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty.
So Midler thought it was appropriate to call for more violence against Paul because Paul had given a speech last night on the Senate floor, which is what senators do from time to time.
Midler has been tweeting out a lot of nasty things about Republicans lately, including these gems:
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) February 8, 2018
If no one leaks the Democrat version of that fucking memo, I will be livid, and so will most Americans. #bullshitmemo
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) February 2, 2018
Trump isn’t doing the traditional interview w/NBC on Super Bowl
Sunday. But I bet he’ll be having a private meeting w/a Super Bowl
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) February 1, 2018
Many were rightfully appalled by her Paul tweet, like former Secret Service agent and conservative commentator Dan Bongino:
What the hell is wrong with these unbelievably violent Hollywood types? 👇🏻 https://t.co/bewxv2Bs8b
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) February 9, 2018
Bette Midler was a proud supporter of Barack Obama. She even donated over $60,000 to his campaign efforts.