Hocus Pocus witch Bette Midler used the alarming power outage crisis in Texas as an excuse to take a policial jab at two prominent state Senators.
Texas has faced widespread power outages that have left nearly three million residents without heat and electricity and affected the water quality of 12 million, after an uncharacteristically cold winter storm overwhelmed the state’s power system with freezing temperatures.
With additional arctic weather anticipated to slam the already battered Lone Star State and power companies warning Texans to brace for more outages, Midler thinks their suffering is “payback” for two conservative Senators’ politics.
The tweet came as a reply when a Twitter user posted, “Republican Texas is asking for disaster relief after a snow storm, but both their Senators voted against giving relief for Hurricane Sandy? Cornyn and Cruz might be the most inept Senators in the country at this point.”
Midler nastily commented back, “”Inept” is the wrong word. “Hateful”, “Vicious”, “Cruel” might all apply.” Then shamelessly continued, “I feel for the people suffering thru this weather, but #God doesn’t seem to like #TedCruz or #JohnCornyn. These two also never recognized that #Joe won. If this isn’t payback, I don’t know what is.”
Later that day, she all but gloated that former Vice President Al Gore had warned of a similar scenario. “But as climate change accelerates, many electric grids will face extreme weather events that go far beyond the historical conditions those systems were designed for, putting them at risk of catastrophic failure,” she quoted. “Like #AlGore didn’t tell you this 30 years ago.”