“Hocus Pocus” witch Bette Midler called for Fox News host Tucker Carlson to be arrested in an epic Twitter rant that was inspired the Buffalo grocery store massacre last week.
Midler wrote that “this country is a disgrace” after a racially motivated mass shooting left ten New Yorkers dead. She shared a meme that read: “Freedom isn’t owning 25 rivals, it’s going tot the grocery store and not having to worried about being killed by one,” on May 16.
She took a jab at conservative lawmakers the next day with a meme that showed a woman brandishing a gun, while a man cowered behind her. “If women took up arms to defend their reproductive rights,” it read. “The GOP would immediately demand gun control.”
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) May 16, 2022
Midler turned her ire on Carlson, Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch, and Newt Gingrich in an inflammatory post.
“#tuckercarlson should be arrested and tried for sedition and fomenting insurrection. #Murdoch should have his citizenship revoked; the damage he continues to do to our democracy will soon become irreparable,” she shared. “#NewtGingrich should be clapped in irons for getting him past the #FCC.”
#tuckercarlson should be arrested and tried for sedition and fomenting insurrection. #Murdoch should have his citizenship revoked; the damage he continues to do to our democracy will soon become irreparable. #NewtGingrich should be clapped in irons for getting him past the #FCC.
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) May 18, 2022
In a follow-up, she criticized the “unalienable rights” of “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness” as stated in the Declaration of Independence.
“How are citizens supposed to believe in these sacred principles if they are getting slaughtered every time they go to the store?” She questioned, “If a government can’t deliver on this foundational promise, it’s worthless.”
The liberal actress managed to get in another dig against the GOP, when she wondered if Buffalo shooter Payton Gendron thought his victims were plotting to overthrow an insurrection at the grocery store.
“Did Gendron imagine that old Black ladies were meeting up on Saturday morning at Tops grocery store to plan the overthrow of the government? Is that why he showed up wearing tactical gear as if on a military mission? Of course not,” Midler wrote.
“The only people who are plotting insurrection did so inside the walls of Congress and on its front lawn, and accountability for the vast majority of those folks has been negligible,” she concluded.