In reaction to Senator Joe Manchin declaring he would vote “no” on President Joe Biden’s $1.75 trillion social and climate change package, Bette Midler apologized for an angry tweet on Monday labeling West Virginians “illiterate” and “poor.” She explained her insulting statement by stating she was ‘seeing red,’ and she referred to the coal industry of the Manchin family as a ‘criminal operation.’ “What #JoeManchin has done to the rest of America, who wants to move ahead, not backward, as his state is disgusting,” wrote the First Wives Club star in a tweet.
Moreover, Senator Joe Manchin and his family are “a criminal operation,” according to Bette Midler, who also labeled him “the worst thing” West Virginia has to offer its inhabitants. Manchin said that he could not vote to keep this legislation alive. He has tried everything he could think of. Manchin tells Fox News’ Bret Baier, he can’t get there. President Joe Biden and other Democrats want to enact a colossal spending bill.
Meghan McCain retaliated on social media, calling Bette Midler’s remarks “abhorrent” and “how to generalize.” It would be hard to describe the disdain lefties feel for tens of millions of Americans any better than this, former Trump 2020 communications director Tim Murtaugh tweeted.
According to Jen Psaki’s reports, the White House press secretary released a lengthy statement condemning Manchin’s “sudden and unexplained flip” as a “breach of his obligations to the President.” Midler seems to accuse Manchin of betraying his party due to his coal business links. According to the New York Times, his family made a “little fortune” selling excess coal trash to a West Virginia power plant.