Bette Midler Calls Cruz ‘Spineless’ Over His TX Shooting Statement, Cruz Swipes Back: ‘Spewing Hate & Insults’ Only Brings About Division

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On Saturday, Senator Ted Cruz issued a heartfelt statement in response to the Odessa and Midland TX, shooting rampage that left at least seven people killed and dozens of others injured.

In a thread on Twitter, Cruz said, “Heidi and I are heartbroken by this heinous attack, and we are lifting up in prayer all the victims, their families, and the entire Midland-Odessa community.”

“We are thankful for the law enforcement officers who heroically risked their lives and acted swiftly to stop the shooter and save others,” he continued. “Their courage helped prevent even more senseless deaths, and we honor their tireless commitment to protecting us all.”

“We Texans are standing together tonight united against all forms of hatred and violence,” Cruz concluded.

Singer and song-writer, Bette Midler, however, was not moved by the statement that Cruz issued, and fired back at the Senator for being “spineless.”

Midler replied to Cruz: “You and your broken heart. #FakeYou! You are spineless and utterly without morality or shame. Your words means zero; you keep repeating the same sentiments and take NO action in the Senate, the Chamber where you could actually bring some change to America if you really cared.” See Below

Bette Midler Replies To Senator Cruz

After seeing Midler’s reaction, Senator Cruz replied to the singer with a warning over her “spewing hate & insults” and how it’s counter-productive.

Cruz said, “Bette, you’re an amazing singer, but spewing hate & insults only contributes to the tragic division in our Nation.”

“I’ve led the fight in the Senate to stop felons & those w/ serious mental illness from getting guns. In 2013, Dems filibustered that bill,” the Senator added.

He then supplied a link that shows how 44 Democrats voted against the bill he was referring to, which led to it not getting 60 votes required to pass.