Democrats call Sen. Tuberville’s comments about crime and reparations racist

Democrats Call Sen. Tuberville’s Comments About Crime And Reparations Racist - Sncqnjjcqlsrhppg2E6Hiubiry

Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) falsely claimed that Democrats are “pro-crime” and support reparations for Blacks whose ancestors were enslaved because those who “do the crime” are owed — a remark that has generated accusations of racism and criticism as dishonest.

Speaking at a rally in Minden, Nev., on Saturday headlined by former president Donald Trump, the senator and former football coach dismissed the oft-repeated Republican claim that Democrats are “soft on crime” and made the baseless statement that Democrats are “pro-crime.” Tuberville and Trump were campaigning for Nevada’s GOP candidates ahead of the November midterm elections.

“They’re pro-crime,” Tuberville said. “They want crime. 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.” He added a profanity.

Although a handful of Democrats in Congress have expressed…

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This article was written by Eugene Scott and originally published on www.washingtonpost.com