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 and broken ribs, and contracted pneumonia following the attack.
One of Paul’s aides, Sergio Gor, called out Midler for a tweet that crossed the line.
“This is disgusting @BetteMidler calling for violence. She should be ashamed,” Gor tweeted.
Where’s Rand Paul’s neighbor when we need him?
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) February 9, 2018