Left-wing actress and singer Bette Midler on Wednesday lashed out at Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) over his criticism of the Kurds by lauding his neighbor who brutally beat the senator, breaking several of his ribs in his Kentucky yard in 2017.
“I DO NOT promote violence but… Rand Paul says the Kurds are being ‘ingrates’ for taking their frustrations out on US troops. Which is a good reminder for us all to be more grateful for the neighbor who beat the shit out of Rand Paul,” Bette Midler said.
I DO NOT promote violence but… Rand Paul says the Kurds are being “ingrates” for taking their frustrations out on US troops. Which is a good reminder for us all to be more grateful for the neighbor who beat the shit out of Rand Paul.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) October 24, 2019
Midler later deleted the tweet.
Earlier Wednesday, Paul appeared on ABC News’ Powerhouse Politics podcast and said the Kurds are acting like “ingrates” toward U.S. troops withdrawing from northern Syria by throwing potatoes at them.
“We saved the Kurds from being beheaded and massacred by ISIS,” Sen. Paul said. “They were able to win with our armament, with our Air Force, and they should be thanking us and throwing rose petals. And so, no, I’m offended by them throwing refuse at our troops. And it shows them to be ingrates.”
Midler’s Wednesday tweet is far from the first instance in which she’s endorsed physical violence against a Republican.
Midler faced blowback in June over a deleted tweet in which she fantasized about President Trump being stabbed to death. Last year, the Hollywood leftist said she hoped to watch the president’s funeral on television and expressed her desire to see him and his entire family hanged.
In September, she said that she hoped a “bee hive” would harm President Donald Trump, and fantasized about singer Beyonce beating the president in 2020.
“#Beyoncé has 133 million Instagram followers. More than double the people who voted for Trump. Wouldn’t it be amazing if the #BeyHive mobilized to defeat him? I also wouldn’t mind if a regular bee hive fucked his shit up,” Midler said.
This article has been updated to note Bette Midler deleted the tweet praising Sen. Paul’s attacker.