Elizabeth Warren Criticizes Tommy Tuberville for “Normalizing” White Nationalism

Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) slammed Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) for defending white nationalists, claiming they just have different ideas.

“I think we really need to treat what’s going on with alarm. I mean a huge ring, all the bells. This country is on fire, and what Sen. Tuberville is doing is trying to normalize white nationalism and racism,” Warren told a group of reporters at a Black media roundtable Wednesday.

Tuberville’s unusual moratorium on hundreds of military promotions in protest of the Pentagon’s abortion policy has delayed the Marine Corps from approving a leader for the first time in more than 150 years. CNN’s Kaitlan Collins asked Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions to clarify statements he made in May regarding white nationalists serving in the military, to which he replied that he merely called them “Americans” with “different beliefs.”

“[He’s saying] those are just Americans like you and me, those are the people we should arm, and those are the people who should be in our military because that’s just part of Americanism,” Warren said of Tuberville’s remarks.

“If that doesn’t set everybody’s hair on fire in this country, then we are in real trouble because this is an attack on what it means to be a democracy in this nation.”

Tuberville, though, retracted his previous remarks on Tuesday, telling D.C. reporters, “White nationalists are racists,” according to CNN. The legislator has refused to apologize for his previous comments.

Additionally, Warren criticized the Supreme Court for endorsing legacy admissions and ruling that initiatives to aid Black and Latino students in gaining access to higher education were illegal. She went on to say that the judgments of the Alabama legislator and the Supreme Court are part of a larger regressive agenda.

“They take every word and turn around what it means. We totally embrace equality. We totally embrace a form of college admissions that says to white families who have children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren, you can get special help,” she explained. “But people who have been discriminated against over and over and over, you can’t do anything to try to level the playing field. Even a tiny little bit.”

Warren made it clear that stopping the mainstream of white nationalism cannot be put off until the forthcoming 2024 election. “We can’t wait for an election … [Elections] matter, but we got to start shutting this down. They are trying to rebuild an America that’s always been there. They want to normalize that throughout this country, and we’ve got to call it out for what it is.”

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