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Bette Midler blasts McConnell: ‘How did he win with an 18% approval rating?’

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Actress and comedian Bette Midler voiced her disapproval of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday, calling the Kentucky Republican “utterly useless” and accusing him without evidence of cheating in his reelection last month.

Midler retweeted a photo of McConnell next to a list of Kentucky’s low rankings among states on health care, education and the economy.

The list showed Kentucky ranking 44th in health care, 38th in education and 39th on the economy, among various other rankings that did not reflect well on the Bluegrass State. The numbers appeared to have been sourced from the U.S. News & World Report’s “overview of Kentucky”.

“How did he win with an 18% approval rating?” Midler asked, appearing to a refer to a poll from 2017. “F—ing cheated, that’s how! #Kentucky, you are keeping us all down. I demand a #KentuckyRecount.”

McConnell has been a member of the Senate for 35 years, beating Democratic challenger Amy McGrath in November with 58 percent of the vote despite chronically low approval ratings.

No evidence has been presented to suggest that McConnell cheated in the vote.

In another tweet, Midler referred to McConnell and fellow Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R) as “crooks.”

Midler has long been a vocal critic of the GOP and the Trump administration. She referred to President Trump as a “parasite” after he voiced his disapproval of the South Korean film of the same name winning best picture at the 2020 Oscars. She has also insinuated that Trump pays Black people to attend his rallies.

Midler has supported multiple Democratic causes, participating in fundraisers for Hillary Clinton and donating money to Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) presidential campaign.

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