Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) spoke to Breitbart News about his fight against the government’s woke policies amid a barrage of attacks from mainstream media allied with Democrats.
Mr. Tuberville, in his first political office, brings a different approach to a legislative body known for getting along. “I’m not a politician, okay? And I tell people, ‘Listen, I’m going to make the decisions that are best for the people of Alabama and the people of this country who love the Constitution.’ Ta. I’m going to fight. If people don’t want to send me back here in the next election, they can vote against me. But while I’m here, I’m going to speak for the people. ”Matt Purdy/Breitbart News
Tuberville was nicknamed the “Riverboat Gambler” during his coaching days for his fearless and sometimes risky play-calling that often worked to his advantage, but his opposition to the Senate status quo has made him a liar among some colleagues and the mainstream. This is causing a backlash from the media. As he told Breitbart News, his unorthodox approach to his work in the Senate led to a Senate majority vote Wednesday against Tuberville, who blocked military promotions in the Pentagon in protest of abortion. He won by forcing Secretary of State Chuck Schumer (Democrat, New York) to make significant concessions. policy. Mr. Tuberville’s unconventional tactics were denounced as a “national security threat” by President Joe Biden, Pentagon officials, the mainstream media, and many of his colleagues, but Mr. Schumer said that Mr. Tuberville As Mr. Bill has been demanding for months, he has made it clear that he is not a threat by individually persuading and mobilizing candidates. Were present.
“I’m pro-military, and we have some good people in the military,” said the patriotic Tuberville, who has nonetheless been portrayed as anti-military by Democrats and their media allies. “We have great leaders, we have great soldiers. We have people from top to bottom who really believe in this country.
“But the problem is that a lot of our leaders coming out of the White House and the old Obama administration are trying to transform our military into something different. They want to involve politics in it. They want to indoctrinate people with socialism and things that are completely foreign to us. And that’s what we’re fighting against with all these 300 candidates. It is.”
Mr. Tuberville blocked the mass promotion of more than 300 military candidates not only to protest the Pentagon’s abortion policies, but also because he believed the nominations deserved full scrutiny by the Senate. He opposes many of the candidates because of their history of interfering with politics and “wokeness” in the military and prioritizing policies such as diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) over the military’s core functions. ing. Schumer’s action on Wednesday set an important precedent by sending three of those nominees to the floor for separate consideration. But few mainstream media outlets reported Wednesday’s victory in its entirety, with CNN, one of the staunchest Democratic Party outlets, going so far as to report it — to the apparent blink of an eye from Sen. Schumer. change Post-publication headlines downplayed Tuberville’s victory.
Why did you change the heading? @CNN???
Looks like someone got their hands on a Schumer Talker!! pic.twitter.com/WnawLt3kdC
— Mallory Brandt Jaspers (@MalloryJaspers) September 20, 2023
Mr. Tuberville was undaunted by the media’s unwavering loyalty to the Democratic Party. “The national media is their marketing arm. I call them activists, but they are not journalists, and whatever the White House puts out, most mainstream media immediately jumps on it and supports it. To do.”
Tuberville pointed out that the Biden administration’s vaccination mandate is having a negative impact on military readiness and recruitment, and called out the hypocrisy of claims that his stockpiles somehow affect national security. revealed his sexuality. “They want to talk about preparedness. They fired 8,000 of our nation’s best military personnel for a stupid vaccine mandate that violates the Constitution.
“So they can make all these insinuations about what I’m doing and not doing. I’m doing the right thing for the American people, because Bradley, people like this… People in every state need to have a voice on controversial topics, and that voice has to go through their senators and representatives.”
After Wednesday’s victory, Tuberville plans to continue highlighting the quality of Biden’s nominees and their radical history. “We have had the opportunity to vet a lot of people over the last 220 days. Yes, and should not be taught. As you know, our military is not an equal opportunity employer. Our military is here to protect our people and allies around the world. And if… If we don’t have the strongest military, we’re going to be in trouble, and with the leadership of the Biden administration and this Pentagon, a lot of generals and admirals, they’re pushing what America wants. I’m worried that people don’t believe it, and it’s wrong.
“We can’t teach DEI, social justice, identity politics and all that. If we do, we can’t teach something very strong and consistent, and something that fights united like a football team. If we keep adding politics to what should be, because there’s no second place in war. We haven’t won a war in this country since World War II. We don’t know we’re there, but we’re not in it to win. We’re going to police and patrol.”
Biden’s disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal remains a clear but painful example of Biden’s foreign policy weakness, said Tuberville, who compared Biden’s recklessness to President Donald Trump’s strength. “Afghanistan was a huge failure. We now look weak to our allies and other countries around the world. [of] How Joe Biden has handled our foreign relations. We would do well to return to what made this country strong, and what is familiar, starting with a strong military.
“That’s why I’m a fan of Donald Trump. Donald Trump believes in a strong military. He has strong leaders around him. We have to get back to that. Others There’s no choice. There’s no choice. [but] To get back to it. That’s what we’re trying to help with. As long as we are a minority, I will continue to fight. ”
The humility of an affable coach (a rare trait in ruthless, power-hungry Washington) blends with the competitiveness of his players, and most of his colleagues in the Senate fit the mold of affable dealmakers who rose from small political offices. makes Tuberville stand out. . In just his third year in the Senate, “The Riverboat Gambler” has shown himself to be cut from a different cloth, and his unique, outsider approach has meant that no matter how long it lasts, , hopes that his second career activities can be truly successful and impactful.
“I think people like people who fight back again. I’ve had a great career in coaching. I’m here to help. I don’t have all the answers, but I think people like politics. I’m not going to bow down at home and I’m not going to bow down because I might lose a vote here or there. That’s outside of my jurisdiction. My mission is to do what’s right for this country, because Bradley. , because this country is in trouble. All you have to do is look at crime and borders, foreign policy, inflation, fossil fuel retirement, and the climate change hoax. I mean, there’s so many problems in this country. There’s not a single thing that’s happened that I’ve come here to make things better for the American people. And we should wake up and smell the roses. You have to smell it, because we go down the subway pretty fast in this country.”