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Craven Asshole of the Week Award:
Sen. Tuberville criticized for remarks on white nationalists: ‘I call them Americans’
Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville is facing backlash for remarks he made about white nationalists in the armed forces in an interview about his blocking of military nominees. He said that while Democrats may consider such people to be racists, “I call them Americans.”
Tuberville said Thursday that his comments had been misinterpreted. His office said he had been expressing skepticism at the idea that white nationalists were in the armed services.
The senator from Alabama has drawn bipartisan wrath for his actions against the Pentagon, but his blockade of military promotions remains steadfast