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http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/02/09/bette-midlers-rand-paul-tweet-sparks-outrage.html

Bette Midler shocked the Twitterverse on Thursday with a post suggesting Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., should be physically attacked for his stance on the spending budget in the Senate.

Midler tweeted Thursday evening, "Where's Rand Paul's neighbor when we need him?"

Midler's tweet was referencing a violent November incident during which Paul was assaulted by his neighbor and suffered several injuries.

Rene A. Boucher, 58, admitted to attacking an unsuspecting Paul in his yard and is facing 21 months in prison. Paul suffered bruises to his lungs, broken ribs and also contracted pneumonia following the attack.

One of Paul's aides, Sergio Gor, called out Midler for the tweet that crossed the line. 

"This is disgusting @BetteMidler calling for violence. She should be ashamed," Gor tweeted.

A rep for Midler did not return Fox News' request for comment.

The Hollywood star's tweet came after the former 2016 GOP presidential contender stalled his chamber's attempt to quickly pass legislation keeping federal agencies open.

The libertarian said "I object" when Senate leaders tried speeding a vote on the measure.

Paul complained the new budget accord would drive up federal deficits. 

"I ran for office because I was critical of President Obama's trillion-dollar deficits," he told the chamber's leaders. "Now we have Republicans hand-in-hand with Democrats offering us trillion-dollar deficits."

He said he could not "look the other way because my party is now complicit in the deficits."

Paul said he was asking for a 15-minute debate and then a vote on his amendment, which was certain to lose. He said the 652-page measure was "printed at midnight" and was a bill that "no one has read."

Paul's fellow Kentuckian, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., had no intention of caving in, knowing that would inevitably spark demands for amendment votes by other senators. Instead, they offered him a procedural vote, which Paul declined.

The move led the government to temporarily shut down from 1 a.m. on Friday until the Senate passed the deal just before 2 a.m.. However, the government had been officially shuttered for nearly two hours.

The House rushed to approve its version, wrapping up the vote just after 5:30 a.m. President Donald Trump signed the bill three hours later, reopening the government.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



by on Feb. 9, 2018 at 1:32 PM
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numbr1wmn
by Lina on Feb. 11, 2018 at 8:34 PM

 She opened her up controversy however  that’s just your opinion my opinion is she’s an ass

Quoting msb64:

"Where's Rand Paul's neighbor when we need him?"  I don't think the tweet was appropriate and disagree entirely with wishing harm to Rand Paul.  But, I don't feel the need to call Midler names because of her tweet.  I think that it is possible to express disapprovement without resorting to name calling.  But perhaps I am in the minority.

Quoting numbr1wmn:


Quoting msb64:

I have a problem with women calling other women "hags" simply because they disagree with a statement.  Aren't we better than this?

I have a bigger problem with someone wishing harm on someone else



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