GOP Sen. Tommy Tuberville Criticized For Racist Rant At Trump Rally

Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Alabama) has been widely criticized for racist remarks on Saturday  during a rally hosted by former President Donald Trump to support Republican candidates in Nevada.

In his speech, Tuberville falsely claimed Democrats actively support crime and condemned “people that do the crime” seeking “reparation,” in a reference to black people advocating for actions that compensate African American descendants for the slavery’s damages, which some Democrats support.

“[Democrats are] not soft on crime. They’re pro-crime. They want crime,” the senator said on Saturday. “They want crime because they want to take over what you got. They want to control what you have. They want reparations because they think the people that do the crime are owed that. Bullshit!”


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A former football coach, Tuberville was elected to the Senate in 2020, with Trump’s endorsement.

On Saturday, he was one of the speakers campaigning for Senate candidate Adam Laxalt and gubernatorial candidate Joe Lombardo.

Former South Carolina state Rep. Bakari Sellers criticized the senator for his comments, noting he made fortune out of a field heavily relied on black men’s work.

“Tommy Tuberville can go to hell,” Sellers said on CNN on Sunday. “The fact is, he made tens of millions of dollars off unpaid black men as a football coach. He literally has the stature he has because people went out there and assumed the risk and incurred the risk of concussions, playing hard and everything.”

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