Politics

Bette Midler Just Wrote A Poem On Twitter About Mitch McConnell That Is Shady AF

Legendary entertainer Bette Midler isn't shy about her political views.

The queen routinely skewers President Donald Trump and his ilk on Twitter, often using limericks.

Her latest targeting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is no different.


McConnell refuses to bring bills passed by the House addressing urgent issues like election security and gun violence to the Senate floor for a vote.

His unwillingness to pass an election security bill to protect American democracy from foreign interference sent #MoscowMitch trending on Twitter, referencing the Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Bette mused about McConnell's favorite colors in her limerick using the hashtag #MoscowMitch which McConnell said he hates, so please don't use it everywhere.

And people couldn't get enough.





It's far from the only time Bette has used rhyme to offer political commentary.



Here's to Bette.

A retrospective of her early work is available here in a five CD set that includes the albums:

  • Divine Miss M (1972)
  • Bette Midler (1973)
  • Songs for the New Depression (1976)
  • Broken Blossom (1977)
  • The Rose OST (1979)