(WTRF) — Actress and songwriter Bette Midler took to Twitter on Monday to let the public know what she thought of U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin and the people of West Virginia.

What #JoeManchin, who represents a population smaller than Brooklyn, has done to the rest of America, who wants to move forward, not backward, like his state, is horrible. He sold us out. He wants us all to be just like his state, West Virginia. Poor, illiterate and strung out.

Bette Midler

Midler posted the tweet in response to Manchin saying he would not support the Build Back Better plan.

On Sunday, Dec. 19, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders said he will pay for a poll that proves West Virginians support Build Back Better

Midler has since apologized to the people of West Virginia, claiming she saw ‘red.’

Many West Virginians have expressed displeasure with Midler’s statements, which resulted in Midler’s social media apology.