GOP Senator Tommy Tuberville’s Brother Dunks On Him For His Ignorant Bigotry

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Charles Tuberville, a brother of Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), recently criticized some of the Senator’s rhetoric in a post made on Facebook.

“I’ll try and make this brief,” the Senator’s brother said online. “As some of you know, my brother Tommy Tuberville is the senior U.S. Senator from the state of Alabama elected in 2021. Due to recent statements by him promoting racial stereotypes, white nationalism and other various controversial topics, I feel compelled to distance myself from his ignorant, hateful rants. What I’m trying to say is that, I DO NOT agree with any of the vile rhetoric coming out of his mouth. Please don’t confuse my brother with me.”

The Senator’s commentary has lately even included an apparent defense of white nationalists. Asked about such individuals, Tuberville dismissively asserted he calls these people “Americans,” as though he can just wish away the realities of their hatred and violence or it just doesn’t matter, no matter the deaths connected to what in reality is a dangerous ideology. Tuberville also recently questioned the abilities to read and write held by teachers in what he called inner city schools, a ridiculous assertion obviously based in little in the real world but racism.

In the Senate, Tuberville has also been clamoring against support systems established by the Defense Department for individuals seeking abortion care. This support covers travel such individuals may need to undertake to access the procedure, as Republican state officials move to lock down its accessibility. In support of his opposition, the Alabama Republican has been refusing to assent to a large number of military nominations and promotions that need Senate approval, dramatically slowing the efforts to effectively staff the nation’s defense apparatus — no matter the nearly constant drumbeat on the Right about their supposedly steadfast support for those in uniform. Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader in the Senate, doesn’t support Tuberville’s actions blocking these nominations. Tuberville doesn’t go before voters again until 2026 — some time away.